CCIA 2022

We invite you to participate in the 24th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (CCIA 2022) that will take place on 19-21st October 2022 in Sitges. 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.


The organizing committee is pleased to include social events that will allow to know the history of the city of Sitges through a guided tour and a gastronomic experience.

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.

Important dates

Title + abstract submission
Paper submission
Notification to authors
Early registration
Conference CCIA


Wednesday 19
15.00 – 15.30Registration
15.30 – 15.45Opening
15.45 – 16.30Short papers: oral presentation
16.30 – 16.35Karina Gilbert Oliveras:
16.35 – 17.20Coffee & lightning session
17.20 – 17.35Maryam Tahmooresi, Mohamed Abdel-Nasser and Domenec Puig:
Analyzing the reliability of different machine radiomics features considering various segmentation approaches in lung cancer CT images
17.35 – 17.50Loay Hassan, Mohamed Abdel-Nasser, Adel Saleh and Domenec Puig:
Breast Tumor Classification in Digital Tomosynthesis based on Deep Learning Radiomics
17.50 – 18.05Georgios Athanasiou, Jesus Cerquides, Annelies Raes, Nima Azari Dolatabad, Daniel Angel Velez, Ann Van Soom and Josep-Lluis Arcos:
Detecting the Area of Bovine Cumulus Oocyte Complexes using Deep Learning and Semantic Segmentation
18.05 – 18.20Mohamed A.Hassanien, Vivek Kumar Singh, Mohamed Abdel-Nasser and Domenec Puig:
Transformer-Based Radiomics for Predicting Breast Tumor Malignancy Score in Ultrasonography
18.20 – 19.20ACIA Assembly
20.00 – 23.00Social event:
Monologue “Màquines Sexuals” by Jordina Biosca + welcome cocktail
Thursday 20
9.00 – 10.00Fosca Giannotti:
Explainable Machine Learning for Trustworthy AI (Keynote)
10.00 – 10.30Coffee Break
10.30 – 10.45Anna Arias-Duart, Ferran Parés, Víctor Giménez-Ábalos and Dario Garcia-Gasulla:
Focus and Bias: Will it Blend?
10.45 – 11.00Adrià Colome and Carme Torras:
Mutual Information Weighing for Probabilistic Movement Primitives
11.00 – 11.15Eric Roselló, Maite López, Inmaculada Rodríguez, Manel Rodriguez-Soto and Juan Antonio Rodríguez-Aguilar:
An ethical conversational agent to respectfully conduct in-game surveys
11.15 – 11.30Marc Domènech i Vila, Dmitry Gnatyshak, Adrián Tormos and Sergio Alvarez-Napagao:
Testing Reinforcement Learning Explainability Methods in a Multi-agent Cooperative Environment
11.30 – 11.45Joaquin Dario Silveira, Maria Salamo and Ludovico Boratto:
Enabling Reproducibility in Group Recommender Systems
11.45 – 12.00Paula Gomez and Jordi Vitria:
Contextual TV show recommendation
12.00 – 12.15Short Break
12.15 – 12.30Ignacio Huitzil, Marco Schorlemmer, Nardine Osman, Pere Garcia, Josep Coll and Xavier Coll:
Towards Automated Compliance Checking of Building Regulations: smartNorms4BIM
12.30 – 12.45Mahmoud Alimoradi, Mahdieh Zabihimayvan, Arman Daliri, Ryan Sledzik and Reza Sadeghi:
Deep Neural Classification of Darknet Traffic
12.45 – 13.00Jordi Pascual Fontanilles, Lenka Lhotska, Antonio Moreno and Aida Valls:
Adapting a Fuzzy Random Forest for ordinal multi-class classification
13.00 – 13.15Najlaa Al-Ziyadi, Mohammed Jabreel, Antonio Moreno and Aida Valls:
Fuzzy-LORE: A method for extracting local and counterfactual explanations using fuzzy decision trees
13.15 – 15.00Lunch
15.00 – 15.45TFG/TFM/Difusió/BeSocial/PhD Award Session
15.45 – 16.30Short papers: oral presentation
16.30 – 17.15Coffee & lightning session
17.45 – 19.00Social event: Visit at Palau Maricel
20.00 – 23.00Gala dinner
Friday 21
9.15 – 9.30Carlos Ansótegui and Jordi Levy:
Yet Another (Fake) Proof of P=NP
9.30 – 9.45Pietro Fronte, Núria Agell, Marc Torrens and Daniel Brugarolas:
Importance-Performance Analysis in Project Portfolio Management using an IOWA operator
9.45 – 10.00Shuolin Li, Jordi Coll, Djamal Habet, Chu-Min Li and Felip Manyà:
A Tableau Calculus for MaxSAT based on Resolution
10.00 – 10.15Teresa Alsinet, Josep Argelich, Ramon Bejar and Santi Martínez:
Approximate and Optimal Solutions for the Bipartite Polarization Problem
10.15 – 10.30Best Paper and Best Short Paper Awards + AIRA Presentation
10.30 – 11.00Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.15Arnau Boix-Granell, Sergi Foix and Carme Torras:
Garment manipulation dataset for robot learning by demonstration through a virtual reality framework.
11.15 – 11.30Carles Onielfa, Carles Casacuberta and Sergio Escalera:
Influence in Social Networks through Visual Analysis of Image Memes
11.30 – 11.45Juan Manuel Lopez Correa, Caroline König and Alfredo Vellido:
Long Short-Term Memory to predict 3D Amino acids Positions in GPCR Molecular Dynamics
11.45 – 12.00Ashutosh Karna and Karina Gibert: Bootstrap-CURE clustering:
An Investigation of Impact of Shrinking on Clustering Performance
12.00 – 12.15Argimiro Arratia, Carlos Ortiz and Marcel Romaní:
On flows of Neural Ordinary Differential Equations that are solutions of Lotka-Volterra dynamical systems
12.15 – 12.30Short Break
12.30 – 12.45Mohammed Ali, Mohammed Jabreel, Mohamed Abdel-Nasser, Aida Valls and Marc Baget:
EDBNet: Efficient Dual-Decoder Boosted Network for Eye Retinal Exudates Segmentation
12.45 – 13.00Mariona Carós Roca, Ariadna Just, Santi Seguí and Jordi Vitrià:
Object Segmentation of Cluttered Airborne LiDAR Point Clouds
13.00 – 13.15Fabio Murgese, Gerard Alcaina, Mehmet Oguz Mulayim, Jesus Cerquides and Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez:
Automatic Outdoor Image Geolocation with Focal Modulation Networks
13.15 – 13.30Closing
13.30 – 15.30Lunch

Short Presentations

Wednesday 19
Gaurav Kumar Yadav, Benigno Moreno Vidales, Sara Duenos, Mohamed Abdel-Nasser, Hatem A Rashwan, Domenec Puig and G. C. Nandi:
Predicting Personalized Quality of Life of an Intellectually Disabled Person Utilizing Machine Learning
Vicent Costa and Pilar Dellunde:
Towards an implementation of merging operators in many-valued logics
Esteve Almirall and Ulises Cortés:
Deep Air – A Smart City AI Synthetic data Digital Twin solving the scalability data problem
Elena Álvarez-García, Daniel García-Costa and Francisco Grimaldo:
Streamlining text pre-processing and metrics extraction
Eddardaa Ben Loussaief and Domenec Puig Valls:
Towards Out of Distribution Generalization for Prostate MRI Segmentation to Unseen Data
Ammar Okran, Mohamed Abdel-Nasser, Hatem Rashwan and Domenec Puig: A Curated Dataset for Crack Image Analysis:
Experimental Verification and Future Perspectives
Jonathan A. Orama, Antonio Moreno and Joan Borràs:
Multi objective genetic algorithm for optimal route selection from a set of recommended touristic activities
Josep Pascual-Pañach, Miquel Sànchez-Marrè and Miquel Àngel Cugueró-Escofet:
Optimizing Online Time-series Data Imputation through Case-Based Reasoning
Isabel Maria Aguiló, Sebastià Massanet and Juan Vicente Riera:
On conjunctive and disjunctive rational bivariate aggregation functions of low degrees
Teresa Alsinet, Josep Argelich and Ramón Béjar:
Combining support and attack interactions for argumentation based discussion analysis
Cecilio Angulo and Cristóbal Raya:
Using Synthetic Data in Secure Data Spaces for Federated Learning
Argimiro Arratia and Martí Renedo-Mirambell:
The Assessment of Clustering on Weighted Networks with R package clustAnalytics
Thursday 20
Maider Abad Vázquez, Jordi Casas-Roma and Ferran Prados:
Reducing the learning domain by using image processing to diagnose COVID-19 from X-ray images
Jose-Luis Lisani, Ana Belén Petro, Catalina Sbert, Ignacio A. Catalán, Amaya Álvarez and Miquel Palmer:
On the importance of color pre-processing for object detection in submarine images
Juan Manuel García Sánchez, Xavier Vilasís Cardona and Alexandre Lerma Martín:
Binary delivery time classification and vehicle’s reallocation based on car variants. SEAT: a case study
Arnault Gombert and Jesus Cerquides: Drake or hen?:
Machine learning for gender identification on Twitter
Vicente Casales-Garcia, Zoe Falomir, Lledó Museros, Ismael Sanz, María D. Llido and Luis Gonzalez-Abril:
Sentimental Analysis of Food porn Image for User Engagement in the Food Business and Gastronomic Tourism
Marta Camps, Maddi Etxegarai, Francesc Bonada, William Lacheny, Sylvain Pauleau and Xavier Domingo Albin:
Feature Engineering and Machine Learning Predictive Quality models for Friction Stir Welding defect prediction in aerospace applications
Pol Torres, Albert Abio, Raquel Busqué, Albert Brígido, Sylvia Andrea, Manel Da Silva and Francesc Bonada:
Efficiency and reliability enhancement of High Pressure Die Casting process through a Digital Twin
Jordi Sabater-Mir, Ignasi Camps and Cristian Cozar:
An agent-based simulation framework for firefighters training.
Basmaa Ahmed, Osama A. Omer and Mohamed Abdel-Nasser:
Referenceless Image Quality Assessment Utilizing Deep Transfer-Learned Features
Marta Otero, Luisa Fernanda Velasquez, Boris Basile, Jordi Ricard Onrubia, Alex Josep Pujol and Josep Pijuan:
Data driven predictive models based on Artificial Intelligence to anticipate the presence of Plasmopara viticola and Uncinula necator in southern European winegrowing regions.
Martí Renedo-Mirambell and Argimiro Arratia:
Towards and Efficient Algorithm for Computing the Reduced Mutual Information


  • AI Applications
  • AI Problem Solving
  • Agents and Multi-agent Systems / Hybrid systems
  • Artificial Neural Networks and Evolutionary Systems
  • Artificial Vision and Image Processing / Perception
  • Cognitive Modelling and Cognitive Systems
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery from Databases
  • Ethical, Legal, Social, Economic and Cultural aspects of AI (ELSEC-AI)
  • Explainable and Interpretable AI
  • Fusion / Aggregation of Information
  • Human-Machine Communication
  • Knowledge Representation and Ontologies
  • Logic, Reasoning and Fuzzy Logic
  • Machine Learning and Case-based Reasoning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Planning, Optimization, Satisfiability and Constraints
  • Real Time AI
  • Recommender Systems, Text Mining, and Semantic Web
  • Robotics
  • Virtual Agents

Papers Submission

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 in lightning and poster sessions.

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 style sheets 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 long and short papers are published at the conference proceedings book titled Artificial Intelligence Research and Development in the collection “Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications” of IOS Press.

Book link

Informations about special issues of indexed journal for submitting extended versions of the best conference papers are reported below

Special Issues

Two special issues have been prepared by CCIA 2022 in JCR indexed international publications, open to everybody, but particularly to CCIA attendants.

Explainable and Interpretable AI

MDPI Electronics

Deadline April 20, 2023
Guest Editors: Atia Cortés, Francisco Grimaldo.

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The Culture of Trustworthy AI. Public debate, Education and Practical Learning

Topical collection in Ethics and Information Technology, Springer

Deadline December 15, 2022
Guest Editors: Teresa Scantamburlo, Atia Cortés, Andrea Aler Tubella, Cristian Barrué, Francesca Foffano.

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We also are pleased to highlight the following Special Issue that, although not directly linked to the CCIA conference, accept papers on Logic for Artificial Intelligence and that could be of interest for the CCIA participants.

Logics for the new AI Spring

International Journal of Approximate Reasoning

Deadline March 1st, 2023
Guest Editors: Tommaso Flaminio, Hykel Hosni.

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Students Grants

After receiving the notification of acceptance, ACIA member students who will attend the conference can apply for grants funded by Associació Catalana d’Intel·ligència Artificial.

Further information to be found at


  • General Chair: Francisco Grimaldo (UV)
  • Local Organization Chairs: Tommaso Flaminio (IIIA-CSIC)
  • Scientific Programme Chair: Atia Cortés (BSC)


The CCIA2022 venue will be at the hotel Medium Sitges Park, in Sitges. Participants that choose this venue will be able to make a reservation, for a limited number of rooms in the period 17/23 October 2022, with a special discount of 15%. In order to use the special discount, please use the code “CCIA2022″ at the moment of booking your room.

An alternative suggestion is the hotel Medium Renaixença

Below, the links to their webpages: