First Call

CCIA 2018 - 21st International Conference of the Catalan Association of Artificial Intelligence


October 8-10, 2018
Roses, Catalonia (Spain)

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Download the First CFP - CCIA 2018 here.


We invite you to participate in the 21st International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (CCIA 2018) that will take place on 8-10th October 2018 on the beautiful Bay of Roses, at Alt Empordà, Catalonia (Spain).

The main goal of this international conference is to foster discussion around the last advances in Artificial Intelligence. We encourage you to contribute with finished works as well as preliminary works with promising original and innovative ideas.

CCIA is the usual meeting point of the Catalan AI scientific community, this is why the conference official languages are Catalan, Spanish, French, Italian and English. However, English must be used to be published in the conference proceedings.

This CCIA edition is also hosting the first commemorative activities of the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (ACIA), which will start in an specific act at the conference and will continue all along the 2018-2019 academic course.



  •  Cognitive Modelling and Cognitive Systems
  •  Knowledge Representation and Ontologies
  •  Logic, Reasoning and Fuzzy Logic
  •  Agents and Multi-agent Systems
  •  Machine Learning and Case-based Reasoning
  •  Artificial Neural Networks and Evolutionary Systems
  •  Fusion/Aggregation of Information
  •  Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery from Databases / Data Science
  •  Planning, Optimization, Satisfiability and Constraints
  •  Artificial Vision and Image Processing / Perception
  •  Human-Machine Communication and Natural Language Processing
  •  Robotics
  •  Recommender Systems, Text Mining, and Semantic Web
  •  AI Applications
  •  AI Problem Solving
  •  Real Time AI




  • Submissions deadline:
  • Author notification:
  • Early registration date:
  • Camera-ready paper submission deadline:
  • Conference dates:


April 23, 2018
June 4, 2018
June 15, 2018
July 1, 2018
October 8-10, 2018


We invite you to submit papers reflecting both finished works as well as works in progress, containing original and promising ideas. We welcome the following types of submissions:

  • Short papers (2-4 pages)
  • Long papers (8-10 pages)

Long submitted papers will be peer-reviewed based on technical quality, relation to the topics of the conference, originality, relevance, significance, and clarity. Short papers will be evaluated for their significance considering them as ongoing work description.
Note that all submissions must be original.
Short accepted papers will be presented as posters, mainly.

Paper submissions must meet the following guidelines:

  • Papers must be written in English language to be published in the proceedings.
  • Papers must be submitted in PDF format following the IOSPress

Guidelines, detailed instructions, templates and stylesheets for manuscript preparation are available to download here:

  • Papers should not include page numbers.
  • All papers must have an Abstract and a list of keywords


Papers should be submitted through the EasyChair platform at



Accepted papers will be published at the conference proceedings book in the collection “Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications” of IOS Press. Camera-ready versions of accepted papers should follow in the same IOSPress format guidelines.

Extended versions of the conference best papers will be invited to be submitted to special issues of indexed journals (to be determined at the moment). Extended papers will follow a second review process. The expected publication date of theses issues is mid 2019.



After receiving the notification of acceptance, students who will attend the conference can apply for grants funded by Associació Catalana d'Intel·ligència Artificial (ACIA,
These grants consist of 250€ to cover transportation and accommodation costs. More information can be found on the ACIA webpage.



General Chair:                    

Local Organization Chair:   
Scientific Programme Chair:

Enric Plaza (IIIA-CSIC)
Karina Gibert (UPC)
Zoe Falomir (U. Bremen)


Núria Agell (ESADE-URL)

Isabel Aguiló (UIB)
Guillem Alenyà (IRI-CSIC-UPC)
René Alquézar (UPC)
Cecilio Angulo (UPC)
Javier Antich Tobaruela (UIB)
Josep Argelich (UdL)
Eva Armengol (IIIA-CSIC)
Federico Barber (UPV)
Óscar Belmonte (UJI)
Ester Bernadó-Mansilla (URL)
Xavier Binefa (UPF)
Francisco Bonin Font (UIB)
Francisco Bonnin Pascual (UIB)
Vicent Botti (UPV)
Antoni Burguera (UIB)
Pompeu Casanovas (UAB)
A. Candelieri (U. Mi-Bicocca)
Gustavo Casañ (UJI)
Miguel Cazorla (UA)
Dante Conti (ULA, Venezuela)
Hubie Chen (Birkbeck, University of London)
Ulises Cortés (UPC)
Pilar Dellunde (IIIA-CSIC)
José de Gea (DFKI-Bremen, Germany)
Sergio Escalera (UB)
Vlad Estivill-Castro (Griffith University, Australia)
Francesc J. Ferri (UV)
Emilio García Fidalgo (UIB)
Ana García-Fornés (UPV)
Ricard Gavalda (UPC)
Héctor Geffner (ICREA-UPF)
Lluís Godo (IIIA-CSIC)
Salvatore Grecco (U. Catania)
Stephan Grieu (U. Perpinyà)
Francisco Grimaldo (UV)
José Guerrero Sastre (UIB)
Anders Jonsson (UPF)
Vicente Julián (UPV)
Mikhail Kanevski (UNIL, Suissa)
Jordi Levy (IIIA-CSIC)
Ramon López De Mántaras (IIIA-CSIC)
Maite López Sánchez (UB)
Beatriz López (UdG)
Emilia López Iñesta (UV-UCV)

Miguel Lozano (UV)
Felip Manyà (IIIA-CSIC)
Pere Martí (U.VIC)
Sebastià Massanet (UIB)
Carles Mateu (UdL)
Joaquim Meléndez (UdG)
Pedro Meseguer (IIIA-CSIC)
Antonio Moreno (URV)
Antonio Morales (UJI)
Lledó Museros (UJI)
Angela Nebot (UPC)
Carles Noguera (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Eva Onaindia (UPV)
Jordi Planes (UdL)
Domenec Puig (URV)
Josep Puyol-Gruart (IIIA-CSIC)
Petia Radeva (UB & CVC)
Arnau Ramisa (IRI-UPC)
Gabriel Recatalà (UJI)
Andrea Rizzoli (IDSIA, Suïssa)
Horacio Rodríguez (UPC)
Ricardo Oscar Rodriguez (UBA)
Maria Salamo (UB)
Jordi Sabater Mir (IIIA-CSIC)
José Salvador Sánchez-Garreta (UJI)
Miquel Sànchez-Marrè (UPC)
Sandra Sandri (INPE,Brazil)
Ismael Sanz (UJI)
Marco Schorlemmer (IIIA-CSIC)
Carles Sierra (IIIA-CSIC)
Massimo Tistarelli (U.Sassari, Alghero, It)
Vicenç Torra (U. Skövde, Sweden)
Carme Torras (IRI-CSIC/UPC)
Ximo Torres (UJI)
V. Javier Traver (UJI)
Aida Valls (URV)
Xavier Varona (UIB)
Alfredo Vellido (UPC)
Mateu Villaret (UdG)
Jordi Vitrià (UB)
Leo Wanner (ICREA & UPF)
Franz Wotawa (U. Graz, Switzerland)
Francisco Mugica (UPC)