LatinX in AI Research at ICML 2020

The Official LXAI Research Workshop is co-located with ICML at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center in Vienna, Austria on Monday, July 13th, 2020.


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

  • April 18th, 2020: Abstract submission deadline
  • April 18th, 2020: Program Committee application deadline
  • April 18th, 2020: LXAI Travel grant application deadline
  • April 20th 2020: Registration to conference opens
  • May 2nd, 2020: Abstract Review deadline
  • May 4th, 2020: Notification of submission acceptances
  • May 10th, 2020: LXAI Travel grant notification
  • May 12th, 2020: Recommended deadline for Visa application
  • July 13th, 2020: LXAI Research Workshop

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 link to 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.

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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), and Luis Bermudez (Intel)
  • 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 Jan Carbonell (Akademy)
  • 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.


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.