LatinX in AI Research at ICML 2020

The LXAI Workshop at ICML will be hosted virtually on Monday, July 13th, 2020.

ICML was planned to take place at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center in Vienna, Austria but is now being hosted virtually in response to COVID-19 concerns.


To attend the LXAI workshop, please register in our following Eventbrite page: JOIN US

Call for Participation

The workshop is a one-day event with invited speakers, oral presentations, and posters. The event brings together faculty, graduate students, research scientists, and engineers for an opportunity to connect and exchange ideas. There will be a panel discussion and a mentoring session to discuss current research trends and career choices in artificial intelligence and machine learning. While all presenters will identify primarily as latinx, all are invited to attend.

Important Dates

Update: Deadlines for calls were extended to May 11th. See below.
  • April 20th, 2020: Registration to conference opens
  • April 28th, 2020: [LatinX Mentoring Program] Call for Mentees Deadline
  • May 6th, 2020: [LatinX Mentoring Program] Call for Mentors Deadline
  • May 11th, 2020: Abstract submission deadline
  • May 11th, 2020: Program Committee application deadline
  • May 13th, 2020: [LatinX Mentoring Program] Notification of Acceptance
  • May 18th, 2020: Abstract Review deadline
  • May 18th, 2020: LatinX in AI Mentoring Program Starts
  • May 20th, 2020: Notification of submission acceptances
  • June 1st, 2020: Registration Assistance application deadline
  • June 5th, 2020: Deadline to send presentation materials
  • June 12th, 2020: Call for volunteers deadline
  • July 13th, 2020: LXAI Workshop
  • July 13th, 2020: LatinX in AI Mentoring Program Ends

Submission Instructions

We strongly encourage students, post-docs and researchers who primarily identify as latinx in all areas of machine learning to submit an abstract describing new, work-in-progress, previously published, or concurrently published research. We welcome abstract submissions in theory, methodology, and applications. While the presenting author needs not be the first author of the work, we encourage authors to highlight the contribution of latinx individuals — particularly the presenting author — in the abstract. While the event focuses primarily on researchers who identify as latinx, everyone is invited to attend. Authors are also encouraged to sign up to review for LXAI, with a sign-up option available upon submission.

Submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed and may be up to two pages including all figures and tables, with an additional page for references submitted as a PDF. The submissions should strictly follow the guidelines provided by the ICML 2020 Style Template to avoid the risk of being rejected without consideration of their merits. Submissions must state the research problem, motivation, and technical contribution. Submissions must be self-contained and include all figures, tables, and references. Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to present their work in a poster session. A few authors will be selected to give 10–15 minute oral presentations.

The submission deadline is April 18th, 2020 Anywhere on Earth. Please note that no extensions will be offered for submissions.

Submit Abstract

Mentoring Program

LatinX in AI is hosting a new mentoring program alongside our official workshops. The LatinX in AI Mentoring Program requires mentor and mentees to meet once a month, premiering May 1st to the day of the workshop at ICML on July 13th, 2020. On this day, some mentees will be asked to share their experience and the learnings they obtained from the program.

Sign-up to be a mentor: Mentor Signup

Sign-up to recieve mentoring: Mentee Signup

Following the completion of this program, you'll be asked to complete a quick survey about your experience and opportunities for our improvement. Mentors who complete the program and survey are eligible to receive a $25 gift card as a token of appreciation on behalf of LatinX in AI.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please send us message to latinxinai at accel dot ai and we will follow up with more information.

Tentative Program

  • 07:00 - 08:45 am | Registration
  • 08:45 - 09:00 am | Opening Remarks
  • 09:00 - 09:30 am | Keynote: TBA
  • 09:30 - 10:10 am | Oral Presentations
  • 10:10 - 10:55 am | Coffee Break
  • 10:55 - 11:05 am | Oral Presentations
  • 11:05 - 11:35 am | Keynote: TBA
  • 11:35 - 12:05 pm | Oral Presentations
  • 12:05 - 02:05 pm | Lunch
  • 12:15 - 12:45 pm | Lunch Keynote: TBA
  • 02:05 - 02:15 pm | Oral Presentations
  • 02:15 - 02:45 pm | Keynote: TBA
  • 02:45 - 02:55 pm | Oral Presentations
  • 02:55 - 03:30 pm | Coffee Break
  • 03:30 - 04:30 pm | Roundtable Panel
  • 04:30 - 05:30 pm | Research Mentoring Hour
  • 05:30 - 06:30 pm | Coffee Break
  • 06:30 - 08:00 pm | Poster session


Workshop Chairs

  • General & Logistics Co-Chairs -- Nils Murrugarra (Snap Inc.), Ivan Arraut (The Open University of Hong Kong)
  • Program Committee Co-Chairs -- Juan M. Banda (Georgia State University) and Leonel Rozo (Bosch Center for AI)
  • Sponsor & Finance Co-Chairs -- Leobardo Morales (IBM) and Fabian Latorre (EPFL Lausanne)
  • Presentation & Careers Chair -- Karla Caballero Barajas (Pandora)
  • Volunteer & Mentoring Chair -- Pedro Magalhães Braga (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco)
  • Visa Chair -- Walter Mayor Toro (Universidad Autónoma De Occidente)
  • Website Chair -- Kevin Bello (Purdue University)
  • Public Relations Chair -- Angela Flores-Saravia (Chung Hua University)

Workshop Advisors

  • Laura Montoya, Executive Director, Accel AI Institute, Co-Chair Latinx in AI Coalition
  • Pablo Samuel Castro, Senior Research Software Developer, Google
  • Matias Valdenegro, Researcher, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
  • Miguel Alonso Jr, Associate Professor (Visiting) of Computer Science, Florida International University
  • Felipe Leno de Silva, Postdoc, Advanced Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Juan Gamboa Higuera, PhD student, McGill University

Program Committee

Interested in serving as a reviewer? Join our Program Committee as a reviewer by filling up this form: PC form.


Attending ICML

Please note that an abstract acceptance in LXAI and/or registration to attend LXAI does not guarantee access to ICML. You have to register to attend ICML separately ( ICML registration).

As a result, we would like to inform you that ICML registration will sell out quickly. If you are planning to attend ICML, we want to encourage you to register now. You can cancel your registration for a full refund until June 29th if you end up not being able to attend. ( cancellation policy).

We also encourage you to book your accommodation as the discounted room blocks are being filled up quickly.


You may take advantage of ICML group hotel rates, provided here. In the past, workshop participants have also used Airbnb and hostels.

Hotel cancellation policy should be checked with the hotels.

LXAI is not responsible for information provided on external websites.

Visa Information

A visa invitation letter comes with the ICML registration. If you don’t have the ICML visa invitation letter, we can also provide you invitation letters upon successful registration to the LXAI workshop. To know more about visa procedures please visit the Austrian Embassy webpage.

The LXAI Workshop at ICML is only one of the many research and engineering programs our organization is hosting. Please visit our main page to learn more about Latinx in AI initiatives around the world.