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20th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

October 25 to 30 • virtual / on-site (at your choice) • Mexico City, Mexico


Publication: Springer LNAI and special issue of journals.
A number of selected papers will be published in Computación y Sistemas and POLIBITS.

Keynote speakers: to be announced.

Collocated: Workshops / Call for Workshops, Tutorials/ Call for Tutorials, Doctoral Consortium/Call for Doctoral Consortium

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General Information

MICAI was characterized by Springer as premier conference in Artificial Intelligence. It is a high-level peer-reviewed international conference covering all areas of Artificial Intelligence, traditionally held in Mexico. The conference is organized by the Mexican Society for Artificial Intelligence (SMIA) and hosted by the Centro de Investigación en Computación, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, in Mexico City, Mexico. The scientific program includes keynote lectures, paper presentations, tutorials, panels, and workshops.

All previous editions of MICAI were published in Springer LNAI (WoS, Scopus, EI). At past MICAI events, extended versions of a considerable number of the LNAI papers were invited to special issues of journals, including ISI JCR-indexed journals; see for example a special issue on MICAI of Expert Systems with Applications. Recent MICAI events received over 300–400 submissions from over 40 countries each, with acceptance rate around 25% for the main session.

Publication: Papers accepted for long oral presentation will be published by Springer in a volume of the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI). Best papers awards will be granted to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Special issues of journals are anticipated for best papers. Extended versions of selected papers are expected to be invited to special issues of journals, including ISI JCR-indexed journals. Traditionally at MICAI, the results of the SMIA Best Thesis in Artificial Intelligence Contest are announced.


Important Dates

June 13, 2021    Abstract -- draft / expression of interest: just a general idea of what your paper will be about.
Why not submitting it right now? You can change it later if needed.
June 20, 2021  

Full text for double-blind review.

July 17, 2021


Notification of acceptance.

August 08, 2021


Camera-ready and payment deadline.

October 25 to 26, 2021


Pre-conference events, tutorials and workshops.

October 27 to 29, 2021


Main conference activities: keynote talks and regular presentations.

October 30, 2021


Post-conference events.


Keynote Speakers

To be announced.



Topics of interest are all areas of Artificial Intelligence, including but not limited to:

  • Expert Systems & Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Knowledge Representation & Management
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Multi-agent Systems and Distributed AI
  • Intelligent Organizations
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
  • Ontologies
  • Intelligent Interfaces: Multimedia, Virtual Reality
  • Computer Vision & Image Processing
  • Neural Networks
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Machine Learning
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Belief Revision
  • Qualitative Reasoning
  • Uncertainty & Probabilistic Reasoning
  • Model-Based Reasoning
  • Non-monotonic Reasoning
  • Common Sense Reasoning
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Spatial and Temporal Reasoning
  • Constraint Programming
  • Logic Programming
  • Automated Theorem Proving
  • Robotics
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  • Bioinformatics & Medical Applications
  • Philosophical and Methodological Issues of AI
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Applications



The registration fee will depend on the modality of participation: lower for virtual modality presenters and higher for on-site modality presenters. Local students will attend the presentations free of charge.


Paper Submission

We solicit original research papers written in English. The submissions must not have been previously published or be under review for another conference or journal. Only complete and finished papers will be reviewed, not abstracts. After your paper is accepted you will have a chance to improve it according the comments of the reviewers, but the reviewers will assume that the text that they are reading is the text that is to be published, with the only changes they explicitly request (as opposed to reviewing a draft or abstract). In particular, the papers must be submitted in the required format. We reserve the right to reject without review the submissions that do not follow the format guidelines.

Submission procedure. Submissions are received electronically. The submission and reviewing procedure is handled the the EasyChair system. To submit a paper:

If you have not a user of the EasyChair system, you will need to register using the "I have no EasyChair account" button. Please do not send us your submissions by email. Please contact us in case of problems.

Submission is done in two phases. First, by the expression of interest deadline, we only need the tentative title and a draft abstract of your paper (you can change this later); they will be used only to reserve the appropriate reviewers for your paper - why not doing it right now? Later, by the full paper submission deadline, we will need the full text of your paper, as a PDF file. Both the draft abstract and full paper are uploaded via the EasyChair system. If you read this late, or need more time, you can upload your paper while the system is open, or contact us for late submissions.

Submission of the paper assumes that at least one author will register at the conference and present an accepted paper or poster. Full registration fee should be paid for each accepted paper.

Size. Registration fee for authors includes publication of a paper of up to 12 pages, though more pages can be used for a small additional fee. We strongly encourage authors to use as many pages as really necessary for an excellent paper: longer papers have better impact and receive more citations. Do not sacrifice the quality of your paper to squeeze it into the page limit.

For each page that exceeds this limit small extra fee of USD 10 will be charged. If your page exceeds 20 pages, please contact the organizers first. The additional fee is charged for the pages exceeding the page limit in either the version submitted for review or in the camera-ready version, whichever is greater. In particular, you must not shorten the camera-ready version in comparison with the version submitted for review unless the reviewers required this (contact us if you feel you should do shorten it; in any case this would not reduce the fee). However, we encourage you to use as many pages as you really need for an excellent paper, even if you will pay a very small fee for it -- that it, we recommend you not to sacrifice clarity and completeness of your paper for the page limit.

Double blind review policy: the review procedure is double blind. Thus the papers submitted for review must not contain the authors' names, affiliations, or any information that may disclose the authors' identity (this information is to be restored in the camera-ready version upon acceptance). In particular, in the version submitted for review please avoid explicit auto-references, such as "in [1] we show" -- consider "in [1] it is shown". I.e., you may cite your own previous works provided that it is not deducible from the text that the cited work belongs to the authors. When citing your own previous work, please keep the names, but use third person (or no mention of the authors) in the reference:

Incorrect:     In [1] we have shown ...
[1] <Hidden for review>, Automatic Syntactic Analysis Based on Selectional Preferences, Springer, 2018.


  In [1] it was shown ...
1] A. Gelbukh, H. Calvo. Automatic Syntactic Analysis Based on Selectional Preferences, Springer, 2018.

Format. The submissions are to be formatted in strict accordance with the Springer LNCS format guidelines. You can find here some useful advice on formatting.


Publication templates

LNCS templates and guidelines click here.
RCS templates click here


Workshops, Tutorials, Doctoral Consortium

Workshops and tutorials will be organized in conjunction with MICAI 2021; see Call for Workshops, Call for Tutorials, Call for Doctoral Consortium.


To be announced.


To be announced.


José Negrete Best Thesis Award

Call for best MSc and PhD theses awards
(for students of Mexican institutions)



MICAI 2021 will be held in combined modality: virtual for those who cannot travel and (if the conditions allow) on-site for those who prefer to attend the on-site activities. You decide which modality to choose.

On-site activities will be held in Mexico City, Mexico, at the Centro de Investigación en Computación, Instituto Politécnico Nacional.



The detailed program will be announced here.

The general schedule of the conference will be as follows:

  • Sunday: Pre-conference events (registration, meetings)

  • Monday, Tuesday: Pre-conference events (workshops, tutorials)

  • Wednesday to Friday: Main conference (keynote and regular talks, cultural program)

  • Saturday: Post-conference events (meetings, cultural program)

Cultural activities and meetings will be subject to sanitary conditions and will be available only to the participants that choose on-site participation modality.


Conference organization

Conference chair: Félix Castro (UAEH, fcastroegmail.com)

Program chairs:

Ildar Batyrshin, Alexander Gelbukh, Grigori Sidorov


Program Committee
(all tentative)

Alan Calderón Velderrain
Alejandro Rosales
Alejandro Israel Barranco Gutiérrez
Alexander Bozhenyuk
Alexander Gelbukh
Alicia Morales-Reyes
Alisa Zhila
Andre de Carvalho
Andrés Espinal
Angel Sanchez
Ángel Rodríguez Liñan
Anilu Franco-Arcega
Antonio Neme
Antonio Sanchez
Antonio Marín Hernández
Ari Yair Barrera-Animas
Asdrubal López-Chau
Aurelio Alejandro Santiago Pineda
Aurora Torres
Bella Citlali Martínez-Seis
Betania Hernandez-Ocaña
C. Alberto Ochoa-Zezatti
Cesar Núñez-Prado
César Medina-Trejo
Christian Sánchez-Sánchez
Claudia Gomez
Crina Grosan
Daniela Moctezuma
Dante Mújica-Vargas
David Tinoco
Davide Buscaldi
Denis Filatov
Diana Laura Vergara
Diego Uribe
Dora-Luz Flores
Eddy Sánchez-Delacruz
Edgardo Manuel Felipe Riverón
Eduardo Gomez-Ramirez
  Efraín Solares Lachica
Efrén Mezura-Montes
Eloisa Garcia
Elva Lilia Reynoso Jardón
Eric S. Tellez
Erikssen Aquino
Ernesto Moya-Albor
Felix Castro Espinoza
Fernando Gudiño
Fernando Von Borstel
Francisco Viveros-Jimenez
Gabriel Gonzalez
Gabriel Sepúlveda Cervantes
Garibaldi Pineda García
Gemma Bel-Enguix
Genoveva Vargas Solar
Gerardo Loreto
Gibran Fuentes-Pineda
Gilberto Ochoa Ruiz
Gilberto Rivera-Zarate
Giner Alor Hernandez
Grigori Sidorov
Guillermo Morales-Luna
Guillermo Santamaria
Gustavo Arroyo
Haruna Chiroma
Helena Gómez
Heydy Castillejos
Hiram Calvo
Hiram Ponce
Horacio Rostro
Ignacio Arroyo-Fernández
Igor Bolshakov
Ildar Batyrshin
Ilia Markov
Iris Iddaly Méndez-Gurrola
Iskander Akhmetov
Ismael Osuna-Galán
  Israel Tabarez
Ivan Meza
Ivandré Paraboni
J. Victor Carrera-Trejo
Joaquín Gutiérrez Juaguey
Joel Ilao
Jorge Hermosillo
Jorge Jaimes
Jorge Reyes
Jose Valdez
José A. Reyes-Ortiz
José Alberto Hernández
José Ángel González Fraga
José Antonio León-Borges
José Carlos Ortiz-Bayliss
José David Alanís Urquieta
Juan Martínez Miranda
Juan Jose Flores
Karinaruby Perez-Daniel
Katya Rodriguez-Vazquez
Laura Cruz-Reyes
Leticia Flores-Pulido
Lourdes Martínez
Luis Torres Treviño
Luis Humberto Sánchez Medel
Luis-Carlos González-Gurrola
Maaz Amjad
Mario Locez-Loces
Masaki Murata
Merlin Teodosia Suarez
Miguel Gonzalez-Mendoza
Miguel Ángel Zúñiga García
Miguel Ángel Alonso Arévalo
Mukesh Prasad
Nailya Kubysheva
Nareli Cruz Cortés
Navonil Majumder
Nestor Velasco Bermeo
  Noé Alejandro Castro-Sánchez
Noel Enrique Rodriguez Maya
Norberto Castillo García
Obdulia Pichardo
Ofelia Cervantes
Olga Kolesnikova
Omar Montaño Rivas
Omar Jehovani López Orozco
Oscar Herrera
Paula Hernández Hernández
Pedro Pablo Gonzalez
Piere Baldi
Rafael Batres
Rafael Guzman Cabrera
Rafaela Silva
Ramon Barraza
Ramon F. Brena
Roberto Vázquez
Rodrigo Lopez Farias
Roilhi Frajo Ibarra Hernández
Roman Anselmo Mora-Gutierrez
Romeo Sanchez Nigenda
Ruben Cariño Escobar
Sabino Miranda-Jiménez
Salvador Godoy-Calderon
Saturnino Job Morales Escobar
Saúl Zapotecas Martínez
Segun Aroyehun
Sergio Padilla
Sofia N. Galicia-Haro
Tania Aglaé Ramírez Del Real
Vadim Borisov
Valery Solovyev
Vicente Garcia
Victor Lomas-Barrie
Yasmin Hernandez
Yasunari Harada
Yenny Villuendas Rey



  • General inquiries: micai2021Instert the @ sign heresmia.mx.

  • Inquiries on submission requirements: micai2021smia.mx.

  • Inquiries on the conference program: micai2021smia.mx.

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