Two members of the MAPIR group, Javier Gonzalez and Javier Monroy, assisted the 1st International Conference on Applications of Intelligent Systems (APPIS) held on 8-12 January 2018 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. This conference aims at bringing together scientists who develop or apply intelligent systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, and related methods. The MAPIR group contributted with four short papers: