Related conference:


CIC 2008: 17th International Conference on Computing

jointly with the

SMMSS 2008: 1st Symposium on Mathematical Modeling and System Simulation


December 3 to 5, 2008
Mexico City, Mexico



The conference is over. Thanks to all for participation!


What next?

  • Post-conference publication: Your posters are under review. Later on we will invite some of the authors to submit full papers, for a more detailed review. The selected papers will be included in a post-conference special issue of the journal.

  • Next year's conference: check when the next year conference is announced, and see you again!



Publication: Selected papers will be published in a post-conference special issue of the
journal Research in Computing Science, ISSN 1665-9899

Presentation modalities: oral, poster presented in person, or poster sent without attending
(papers presented in any modality will be considered for publication in the journal)
Fee: free of charge, both participation and publication




Selected papers will be published in a post-conference special issue of the journal Research in Computing Science, ISSN 1665-9899. See more information here.




Research on Computing Science


Keynote Speakers


Boris Escalante,
  Ángel Kuri,
Lemaitre, UAM
Eduardo Morales,
Isaac Rudomin,
  Gerardo Sierra,

More to be announced.

Program Outline

See the detailed schedule.

The conference program included:

  • 6 keynote talks:

    • Boris Escalante, UNAM: a talk on image processing.
      18:15 (tentative)

    • Ángel Kuri, ITAM: a talk on evolutionaly computing.

    • Christian Lemaitre, UAM: Electronic Organization: What Can We Learn From  the Old and New Institutionalism.
      Thursday 10:00 (tentative)

    • Eduardo Morales, INAOE: Robots de Servicio.

      Wednesday 11:00 (tentative)

      • En esta platica daremos un panorama general de los robots de servicio y el impacto que se espera que tengan en un futuro proximo. Analizaremos las principales capacidades que deben de tener estos robots y los diferentes modulos que hemos desarrollado en el INAOE para lograrlas. En particular, hablaremos de los avances que hemos realizado en localizacion, navegacion, aprendizaje, interaccion humano-robot, reconocimiento de ademanes, reconocimiento y sintesis de voz e identifcacion de personas. Tambien hablaremos del mecanismo de coordinacion de todos estos modulos y mostrarmos algunas de las aplicaciones que hemos realizado con nuestro robot llamado Markovito.

    • Isaac Rudomin, ITESM: Megamultitudes: simulación y animación de multitudes en el GPU.

    • Gerardo Sierra, UNAM: Ingeniería lingüística y sus aplicaciones.

  • Invited presentations on topics in computer science, intended for computer science students and general public (in Spanish)

    • Eric Manuel Rosales Peña Alfaro, UPIICSA-IPN: Manipulación de brazos robóticos..

  • Presentations of the 1st Symposium on Mathematical Modeling and System Simulation.

  • Technical presentations

  • Poster session + party with snacks

  • Presentation of laboratories of CIC-IPN and postgraduate study opportunities at CIC-IPN


Important Dates


Submission of abstracts:

Notification of acceptance:


Final camera-ready papers:


passed (late submissions can also be considered)

posters: passed; full papers: to be announced

December 3 to 5

Post-conference, to be announced


Presentation Modalities

Accepted papers can be presented in one of the the three ways:

  • Orally, attending the conference in person.

  • As a poster, attending the conference in person to present the poster.

  • As a poster, without attending the conference in person. In this case, the poster is to be sent us in PDF format, and our staff will present the poster for you. This modality is only available for authors from outside Mexico City. Papers corresponding to this modality will be considered for subsequent publication in the same way as in other modalities.

Presentation modality will not affect the subsequent selection of papers for publication in the journal: papers presented in any modality will be equally considered for publication.



The topics of interest of CIC 2008 include, but are not limited by, the following:

Artificial Intelligence Theory

  • Knowledge Representation and Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Natural Language Processing, Ontologies, and Semantic Web
  • Machine Learning and Data mining
  • Fuzzy Logic, Probabilistic and Uncertainty Reasoning
  • Naturally-Inspired Computing and Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  • Logic, Reasoning, Planning, and Constraint Programming
  • Computer Vision
  • Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition

Artificial Intelligence Applications

  • Multi-Agent Systems and Distributed AI
  • Information Retrieval
  • Human-computer interfaces
  • Speech and voice processing
  • Bioinformatics and Medical Applications
  • Intelligent Control Systems
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Intelligent Decision Making
  • Intelligent e-Commerce, e-Government, and e-Anything


  • Trajectory Planning
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Flexible Manufacturing

Formal Languages and Algorithms

  • Graph and Discrete Mathematics algorithms
  • Automations, Formal Languages and Grammars
  • Grammar induction
  • Compilers
  • Optimization algorithms
  • Data compression

Cryptography and Security

  • Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
  • Secure Network Architectures and Protocols
  • Security in Electronic Commerce
  • Non-Traditional Cryptosystems
  • Biometrics and Physical Security
  • Intrusion Detection and Deception Systems
  • Antispam and Antivirus Technology

Software Engineering

  • Programming Languages and Techniques
  • Operating Systems
  • Database Technology and Data Warehousing
  • Interoperability
  • Software Reuse and Lifetime Cycle
  • Software System Modeling and UML
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Educational Software
  • Decision Support Systems

Computer Networks and Distributed Systems

  • Network Architectures and Protocols
  • Network Analysis and Management
  • Interconnectivity
  • GRID and cluster computing
  • Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing
  • Web Services

Scientific and High-Performance Computing

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Numerical methods
  • Wavelets Analysis
  • High-Performance Computer Graphics

The topics of interest of SMMSS 2008 include all topics related to Mathematical Modeling and System Simulation.


Submission and Evaluation Procedure

Submissions are to report original research not published elsewhere and not submitted for review for another conference or journal.

Most of the papers presented at the conference will be published in a post-conference special issue of the journal Research on Computing Science. We expect to publish in the journal some 15 to 30 papers. Selection of the papers for this special issue will consist of three stages:

  1. The authors are now requested to submit abstracts of their future papers. The abstracts will be evaluated, and acceptance will be notified for presentation of the paper at the conference, in one of the modalities: oral, poster presented in person, or poster sent without presenting it in person.

  2. The works presented at the conference in any of these modalities (oral, poster presented in person, or poster sent without attending) will be evaluated, and acceptance will be notified to those authors who, based on this evaluation, will be invited to send a full paper for its further evaluation.

  3. These full papers will be evaluated for publication in the journal; the papers judged inappropriate for publication basing on this evaluation, may be excluded. At that stage, the camera-ready version will be solicited. The authors will be notified of the format for the camera-ready papers (which is basically identical to the Springer LNCS format).

Language: Abstracts are preferred in English, and full papers will be evaluated and published only in English. However, oral talks and posters can be presented in English of Spanish.

Review: For the first step, an abstract is to be submitted. No specific size of the abstract is required; however,  the contribution and novelty of the work is to be clear. The authors can also submit an extended abstract or a draft of a full paper (up to 12 pages, in PDF format) if they prefer so, while this is not required. This PDF extended or draft full-text submission will only be used for evaluation.

Double blind review: The PDF files must not contain the names of the authors or their affiliations, as well as must not contain any information that may reveal the identity of the authors.

Submission procedure: Abstracts and/or draft papers  are to be submitted electronically via the web system:


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Registration, publication in the journal (for the papers selected for publication), and attendance are free of charge.



Talks and posters can be presented in Spanish (preferred) or English. However, abstracts (submissions) are preferred in English, and full papers will be evaluated and published only in English. 


Touristic information

The following are some of the most interesting touristic destinations in or near Mexico City. Note: We do not plan on organized tours to these destinations; however, you can visit these places on your own. We will be happy to provide you with information on how to get there.




Ancient pyramids


The largest in the world
anthropological museum


The legendary 2000-years-old
Teotihuacan pyramids





Natural wonder


Colonial city


A 2 km long, 85 m high
Cacauhamilpa cave


Colonial city of Taxco,
center of silver production



The CIC building. Here and here is information on how to get there.


Local Guide

See here some useful information on Mexico.


Program Committee

(more to be anounced)

Abdennour El Rhalibi
Ajith Abraham
Alexander Gelbukh (chair)
Andre Carvalho
Andrei Tchernykh
Antonio Liotta
Denis Filatov
Dieter Hutter
Eugene Levner
Grigori Sidorov

Hiram Calvo
Hojjat Adeli
Isidro Ramos
Jose Ruiz-Shulcloper


Juergen Dix
Ken Birman
Khaldoun Al Agha
Manuel Vilares Ferro
Matjaz Gams
Oscar Celma
Prabhat Mahanti
Raul Monroy
René García-Hernández
Roberto Rodriguez
Sang Yong Han
Sergio Suárez
Sivaji Bandyopadhyay
Yulia Ledeneva



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