The 8th Mexican Conference on Pattern Recognition (MCPR2016) will be held in Guanajuato, Mexico from June 22 to June 25, 2016, under direction of the University of Guanajuato and the Computer Science Department of the National Institute for Astrophysics Optics and Electronics (INAOE); with the consent of the Mexican Association for Computer Vision, Neurocomputing and Robotics (MACVNR) and the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR). MCPR2016 attempts to provide a forum for the exchange of scientific results, experiences, and new knowledge, as well as, promoting cooperation among research groups in Pattern Recognition and related areas in Mexico and around the world.