[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: PerMIS'07

Raj Madhavan raj.madhavan at nist.gov
Mon Jul 2 11:00:33 PDT 2007

Dear Sir/Madam,

Enclosed below is a Call for Participation for the upcoming 
Performance Metrics for
Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'07) 2007 Workshop. Could you please
include/forward this to EURON mailing list subscribers? Thanks.

Raj Madhavan
Program Chair PerMIS'07.

2007 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'07) Workshop
Elena Messina, NIST (General Chair)
Raj Madhavan, ORNL/NIST (Program Chair)

The 2007 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'07: 
http://www.isd.mel.nist.gov/PerMIS_2007) Workshop will be the seventh 
in the series that started in 2000, targeted at defining measures and 
methodologies of evaluating performance of intelligent systems. The 
workshop has proved to be an excellent forum for discussions and 
partnerships, dissemination of ideas, and future collaborations in an 
informal setting. Attendees usually include researchers, graduate 
students, practitioners from industry, academia, and government agencies.

The cardinal theme of of this year's workshop will be the interplay 
between autonomy and intelligence, i.e. how does autonomy influence 
intelligence and vice versa. In addition to the main theme, as in 
previous years, the workshop will focus on applications of 
performance measures to practical problems in commercial, industrial, 
homeland security, and military applications. Topic areas include, 
but are not limited to:
  Defining and measuring aspects of a system:
         The level of autonomy
         Human-robot interaction
  Evaluating components within intelligent systems:
         Sensing and perception
         Knowledge representation, world models, ontologies
         Planning and control
         Learning and adapting
  Infrastructural support for performance evaluation:
         Testbeds and competitions for intercomparisons
         Instrumentation and other measurement tools
         Simulation and modeling support
  Technology readiness measures for intelligent systems
  Applied performance measures in various domains, e.g.,
         Intelligent transportation systems
         Emergency response robots (search and rescue, bomb disposal)
         Homeland security systems
         De-mining robots
         Defense robotics
         Hazardous environments (e.g., nuclear remediation)
         Industrial and manufacturing systems
         Space/Aerial  robotics
         Medical Robotics & Assistive devices

PerMIS'07 is being held with technical co-sponsorship of the IEEE 
Washington Section Robotics and Automation Society Chapter 
(http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r2/washsec/) and in-cooperation with the 
Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on 
Artificial Intelligence (http://sigart.acm.org/). The proceedings of 
PerMIS'07 will be indexed by INSPEC, Digital Library (ACM), Compendex 
(pending approval), and are released as a NIST Special Publication. 
Springer Publishers will be hosting a booth and some of the books 
will be raffled off at this year's workshop.

The list of plenary and featured speakers, special sessions, and 
panel discussions are shown below:
Plenary Addresses
* Prof. Maria Gini University of Minnesota USA
* Dr. Eric Krotkov Griffin Technologies USA
* Prof. Illah Nourbakhsh Robotics Institute CMU USA
* Dr. Alex Zelinsky CSIRO ICT Centre Australia

Featured Speaker
* Dr. Vladimir Lumelsky NASA Goddard

Special Sessions & Panel Discussions
SS1 Autonomy Levels for Unmanned Systems (Hui-Min Huang, NIST)
SS2 Human-Robot Interface Issues (Sal Schipani & Brian Antonishek, NIST)
SS3 Smart Assembly Systems (Robert Tilove, GM)
SS4 Space/Aerial Robotics (Eddie Tunstel, JPL)
PD1 Can the Development of Intelligent Robots be Benchmarked? 
Concepts and Issues from Epigenetic Robotics (Gary Berg-Cross, EM&I)
PD2 (Re-)Establishing or Increasing Collaborative Links Between 
Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems (Brent Gordon, NASA Goddard)

The full registration fee is $375 and it includes snacks and coffee 
break (twice a day each day of the workshop), the welcome reception & 
banquet, and the workshop proceedings CD. You can register online at 
Registration closes on August 21st, 2007

Reservation Deadline August 13th, 2007

Please visit the workshop website 
http://www.isd.mel.nist.gov/PerMIS_2007/ for future updates. We look 
forward to your participation!

Raj Madhavan
Program Chair PerMIS'07.
Raj Madhavan, Ph.D.
Intelligent Systems Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8230
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8230.

Tel: (301) 975-2865 Fax: (301) 990-9688
URL: www.isd.cme.nist.gov/personnel/madhavan/
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