2nd Ibero-American Symposium of Master and Doctorate in Artificial Intelligence

November 23th, 2022

SIMDIA’2022 will be organized as an hybrid (on-line & on-site) event

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

SIMDIA’2022, the 2nd Ibero-American Symposium of Master and Doctorate in Artificial Intelligence  will be held in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) on November 23th 2022, in the context of the 17th Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IBERAMIA’2022). SIMDIA’2022 is the 2nd edition after the success of the first SIMDIA’2021.

SIMDIA’2022 will be held with the  aim to be a space for socialization, presentation and discussion of academic master’s and doctorate works on different topics around Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Symposium consists of the presentation of research work carried out by postgraduate students (Master’s or Doctorate) with (i) a significant contribution to knowledge or (ii) presenting innovative experiences in the different areas of AI. The works submitted will go through a peer review and those accepted in the evaluation process will be presented. There is a scientific committee made up of researchers from the different AI areas and with the support of the different societies that make up IBERAMIA.

The selected works will have a time of 15 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of questions. According to the results of the selection, there will be specialized rooms by areas (tracks). Papers can be submitted and presented in English, Spanish or Portuguese. In addition to the presentations of the selected works, there will be some plenary conferences in the context of the Symposium and the Conference.

The works to be presented  may include but are not limited to the following: topics:

  • Knowledge Engineering, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning under Uncertainty
  • Agent technology and Multi-Agent Systems. Argumentation.
  • Planning and Scheduling. Heuristics and Metaheuristics. Robotics.
  • Computational Intelligence & Soft Computing. Cognitive Modeling, Cognitive Systems
  • Natural Language Processing. Computer vision, Pattern recognition
  • AI in Education, Affective Computing and Human-Computer Interaction.
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Big Data, Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining
  • Ambient intelligence. AI of Things. Humans and AI, Human-Aware AI.
  • Game Theory and Interactive Entertainment. AI and the Web, Computational Sustainability and AI.

Research papers related to Doctoral Thesis or Master’s Final Projects that have already been presented or are in the process of being carried out can be submitted. In the first case, they must have been presented after January 1, 2020.

Guide to authors

Submisions should be between 3 and 5 pages long and should reflect progress with a certain degree of maturity. They must clearly identify what is the scientific contribution, contrasted with other previous works and the proposed methodology. In the case of Ph Thesis, they must indicate its status and main (expected) findings.

Submissions consists of two elements:

  1. A letter of recommendation from the student’s tutor. The letter should be sent by mail directly to the chairs of the Master’s or Doctoral Symposium, respectively:, The recommendation letter should include the current status of the research, as well as the expected date for completing the research and conducting the dissertation.
  2. An article describing the investigation. The author of the article should only be the student and, if desired, the tutor. The length of the article will be 5 pages maximum (two extra pages for references are allowed) and must contain clearly defined:

a) The problem to be solved in the investigation; the rationale for why the issue is important. In addition, it should be made clear what the previous research that supports it is. In the case of a doctorate: why the problem to be solved is innovative and show that it has not yet been solved.

b) The objectives or hypotheses of the investigation.

c) The expected contributions of the research, including a discussion of the related work.

d) How students plan to evaluate the results and present the evidence of those results to the community (outreach),

e) A description of the expected or already achieved results, as well as future lines of work

In the case of a preliminary investigation, the article should be 3 pages maximum (allowing 1 additional page for references) and should include all the items indicated above from (a) – (d) and not include (e).

Articles can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese and must follow the Springer LNCS format ( Articles will be sent in pdf format to EasyChair (it requires previous access or resgistration):

For more information and any question related with the submission or related processes,

The accepted and presented versions will be published digitally, in addition to receiving a certificate of participation from the expositors.


The best qualified papers (best paper award) will be invited to publish an extended version in the Artificial Intelligence journal (edited by IBERAMIA and indexed in Scopus, Scimago and Emerging Souces Citation Index), as well as in other specialized journals. The specific language and format conditions of the selected journals will be respected. Additionally, an invitation (scholarship-registration) will be granted for the 17th Iberoamerican Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Iberamia’2022).

Responsible for the Organization and Selection of submissions.

Registration to participate in the Symposium and present papers.

Free. Selected authors must register, but no fee is required.

  • Deadline for submissions: September, 30th, 2022
  • Notification: October 27th, 2022
  • Symposium: November 23th, 2022