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10th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

November 26 - December 4, 2011, Puebla, Mexico

(Puebla city is located near Mexico City (1,5 hours), regular buses are available from Mexico City Airport and Eastern Bus Terminal TAPO)

25th Anniversary of SMIA
10th Anniversary Edition of MICAI



Main session: Springer LNAI
Special Session: Conference Publishing Services,
journal "Polibits", journal "Research in Computing Scinece";
special issues of other journals anticipated

   Please see the conference page maintained by the Local Committee   



MICAI is a high-level peer-reviewed international conference covering all areas of Artificial Intelligence, traditionally held in Mexico. All previous editions of MICAI were published in Springer LNAI (N 1793, 2313, 2972, 3789, 4293, 4827, 5317, 5845, 6437-6438). Recent MICAI events (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) received over 400 submissions from over 40 countries each. The conference is organized by the Mexican Society for Artificial Intelligence (SMIA). The scientific program includes keynote lectures, paper presentations, tutorials, panels, and workshops.

Papers accepted for oral presentation will be published by Springer in a volume of the series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Special session papers will be published separately (to be announced). Best papers awards will be granted to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places of each category. Special issues of journals are anticipated for best papers. At MICAI 2010, extended versions of 60% of the LNAI papers were invited to special issues of journals, some of them indexed in ISI/JCR.

The conference is hosted by the Autonomous University of Puebla (Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, BUAP, Puebla is a beautiful colonial city not far from Mexico City. See a guide of Puebla and another guide of Puebla by UNESCO.




Registration of abstracts (see below)



Uploading of full text of registered papers (see below)



Notification of acceptance



Camera-ready and payment deadline for main session (Springer LNAI papers)



Camera-ready and payment deadline for Special Session RCS proceedings



Camera-ready and payment deadline for Special Session CPS proceedings.



Camera-ready and payment deadline for Special Session Polibits proceedings

November 26 to December 4, 2011




Weiru Liu


Queen's University Belfast, UK


Knowledge validation, fusion and revision: coping with heterogeneous knowledge from multiple sources

Rada Mihalcea 


University of North Texas, USA


Natural Language Processing

Jesús Favela


CICESE Research Center, Mexico


Ambient Intelligence

Raúl Rojas


Freie Universität Berlin, Germany



Janusz Kacprzyk


Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


Towards an Extended Zadeh's Computing With Words

Keynote speakers at recent MICAI conferences have been:

2010: Hector Garcia-Molina, Witold Pedrycz, De-Shuang Huang, Raúl Monroy, Boris Stilman, Claudia Manfredi
2009: Patricia Melin, Ramón López Mantaras, Josef Kittler, José Luis Marroquín, Dieter Hutter
2008: Gerardo Jiménez-Sánchez, Stephanie Forrest, Francisco Cervántes-Pérez, Simon Haykin, Steven M. LaValle, Georg Gottlob


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
  • 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
  • Other (avoid whenever possible)


Tour to ancient pyramids: Great Pyramid of Cholula and Cacaxtla.
Other tours (to be confirmed).
While passing through Mexico City, you can visit ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan (one of the most important archaeological sites in the Americas, 40 minutes by taxi or by bus).

   For details of the tours and local organization, please see   
   the conference page maintained by the Local Committee   


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, go to the

Click here to go to MICAI submission page (EasyChair)

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. Before the abstract registration deadline, we only need the tentative title and abstract of your paper (you can change this later). They will be used only to reserve the appropriate reviewers for your paper. Then, before the full paper submission deadline, we will need the full text of your paper, as a PDF file. Both abstract and full paper are uploaded via the EasyChair system.

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. For each page that exceeds this limit extra fee will be charged. If your page exceeds 14 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).

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 previous work, please keep the names:

Incorrect:      In [1] we have shown ...
1. <Hidden for review>, Syntactic Structures, The Hague, Mouton, 1957.


In [1] it was shown ...
1. Chomsky, N., Syntactic Structures, The Hague, Mouton, 1957.

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.


Registration form: Please fill the following form: the information for your certificate, tours, etc. This does not include the fee payment; see the next paragraph for payment.

   Registration form   

Registration fee: If you present more than one paper, please pay one complete fee plus one reduced fee per each additional paper, as specified below. Registration fee: 590 USD (or MXN 7400 pesos), same as in the previous years. Second etc. paper presented by the same person: 490 USD (or MXN 6100 pesos). Payment options:

Registration fee includes: presentation of one paper at the main or special session and its publication in the proceedings of the conference or journal special issue; one hard copy of one volume of the proceedings or journal special issue (the volume or journal in which the paper is published); access to the keynote talks, regular talks, and special session presentations; coffee breaks; lunch on three days of the conference; cultural program. Even though a hard copy of only one of the volumes of the proceedings is included, we anticipate the possibility of including an electronic version of all volumes of proceedings.

The SMIA is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of Travel Grants for students who are the principal authors of accepted papers attending MICAI-2011.
See more information and the application form.



Detailed program and program overview


Workshops and tutorials will be organized in conjunction with MICAI 2011. Please see the workshops homepage and the tutorial homepage.


MICAI 2011 will be held in the Cultural Complex of BUAP — Complejo Cultural Universitario de la BUAP, in the city of Puebla, Mexico. See a map; how to get there by car from Mexico City. Address (print this out and show it to the taxi driver): Vía Atlixcáyotl No. 2499, esquina con Cúmulo de Virgo, San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. Here is a map showing hotel, bus terminals, and the conference venue.

To go to Puebla from Mexico City, you can take a bus (2 hours drive). There are many buses. You can take the bus at the Airport or you can go to one of the city bus terminals; the one that probably has more buses to Puebla is TAPO. In Puebla, there are two bus terminals: CAPU and 4 Poniente. There are also many bus companies that go there; for example, you can check the schedule of Estrella Roja company (departure from Mexico City: select MEXICO AEROPUERTO AICM or MEXICO CENTRAL TAPO; destination: select PUEBLA 4 PONIENTE or PUEBLA CENTRAL CAPU). The 4 Poniente terminal in Puebla is a bit closer to the venue, and there seem to be more buses to there from the Airport. However, taking a taxi there might be a bit more complicated because there seems to be no special authorized taxis, and the local price may vary. In contrast, at CAPU there are authorized taxis with fixed price (which may be much higher than normal local taxi price); they claim that those taxis are more secure.

Here is how to get to the venue in taxi from Puebla's bus terminal CAPU and from 4 Poniente (a bit closer).

The recommended hotel is Hotel San Leonardo. There will be transportation provided by the conference between this hotel and the conference venue. See more details on the webpage maintained by the local organizers.


Conference chairs: Raúl Monroy (email), Alexander Gelbukh (email)
Program chairs: Ildar Batyrshin (batyr at imp point mx), Grigori Sidorov (email)
Supervising ex-president of the SMIA: Carlos Alberto Reyes-Garcia
Local chair: David Pinto (email)
Keynote Chair: Jesús González
Tutorial Chairs: Félix Castro and Sofía Galicia-Haro
Doctoral Consortium Chairs: Oscar Herrera, Miguel González
Workshop Chair: Alexander Gelbukh

Track chairs

Natural Language Processing


Sofia N. Galicia-Haro

Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition


Mario Koeppen

Data Mining


Félix Agustín Castro Espinoza

Intelligent Tutoring Systems


Alexander Gelbukh

Evolutionary algorithms and other naturally-inspired algorithms


Nareli Cruz-Cortés

Computer Vision and Image Processing


Oscar Herrera

Bioinformatics and Medical Applications


Jesus A. Gonzalez

Robotics, Planning and Scheduling


Fernando Martin Montes-Gonzalez

Hybrid Intelligent Systems and Neural Networks


Sergio Ledesma-Orozco

Logic, Reasoning, Ontologies, Knowledge Management, Knowledge-Based
Systems, Multi-agent Systems and Distributed AI


Miguel Gonzalez-Mendoza
Raul Monroy

Fuzzy Logic, Uncertainty and Probabilistic Reasoning


Alexander Tulupyev
Ildar Batyrshin

Program Committee

Sánchez López Abraham
Carlos Acosta
Teresa Alarcón
Rafik Aliev
Gustavo Arechavaleta
Victor Ayala-Ramirez
Andrew Bagdanov
Javier Bajo
Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
Tibebe Beshah
Igor Bolshakov
Abdiel E. Caceres Gonzalez
Jesus Ariel Carrasco-Ochoa
Mario Castelán
Juan Castro
Félix Agustín Castro Espinoza
Mario Chacon
Lee Chang-Yong
Niladri Chatterjee
Zhe Chen
Nareli Cruz-Cortés
Oscar Dalmau
Justin Dauwels
Radu-Codrut David
Jorge De La Calleja
Benedict Du Boulay
Beatrice Duval
Susana C. Esquivel
Julio Cesar Estrada Rico
Gibran Etcheverry
Fernando Gomez
Arturo Gonzalez
José-Joel Gonzalez-Barbosa
Rafael Guzman Cabrera
Rogelio Hasimoto
Oscar Herrera
Chia-Feng Juang
Shubhalaxmi Kher
Sergei Kuznetsov
Jean-Marc Labat
Ricardo Landa Becerra
Yulia Ledeneva
Ronald Leder
Yoel Ledo Mezquita
V Ponomaryov
Edgar Alfredo Portilla-Flores
Zinovi Rabinovich
Jose De J. Rangel Magdaleno
Carolina Reta
María Cristina Riff
Katia Rodriguez Vazquez
Andriy Sadovnychyy
Guillermo Sanchez
Eric Sanjuan
Jose Santos
Nikolay Semenov
Roberto Sepulveda
Lia Susana D.C. Silva-López
Akin Sisbot
Sarina Sulaiman
Abraham Sánchez
Javier Tejada
Leonardo Trujillo Reyes
Fevrier Valdez
Berend Jan Van Der Zwaag
Francois Vialatte
Miguel G. Villarreal-Cervantes
Zhanshan Wang
Beverly Park Woolf
Nadezhda Yarushkina
Laura Zavala
Qiangfu Zhao
Giovanni Lizarraga
Omar Lopez
Gabriel Luque
Sriram Madurai
Tanja Magoc
Claudia Manfredi
J. Raymundo Marcial-Romero
Luis Felipe Marin Urias
Urszula Markowska-Kaczmar
Ricardo Martinez
Oscar Mayora
Gordon Mccalla
Luis Mena
Gabriela Minetti
Dieter Mitsche
Oscar Montiel
Angel E. Munoz Zavala
Tomoharu Nakashima
Juan Carlos Nieves
Paulo Novais
Leszek Nowak
Alberto Ochoa O.Zezzatti
Carlos Alberto Ochoa Ortiz
Kei Ohnishi
Iván Olier
Fernando Orduña Cabrera
Felipe Orihuela-Espina
Elvia Palacios
David Pearce
Thierry Peynot
Jan Platos

The conference is academically supported by:

ITESM (Mexico)
Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico)
UAEH (Pachuca, Mexico)
UNAM (Mexico)
Instituto Mexicano de Petroleo (Mexico)
WIQ-EI (Web Information Quality Evaluation Initiative, European project 269180)


  • General inquiries: micai2011Instert the @ sign
  • Visa requests (only for authors of accepted papers): contact David Pinto (email).
  • Inquiries on submission requirements:
  • Inquiries on the conference program:
  • More contact options: see here.

Please indicate "MICAI-2011" in the Subject line of all correspondence,
and please indicate your paper number, authors, and paper title in all correspondence when applicable.

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