[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers PerMIS’08

Raj Madhavan raj.madhavan at nist.gov
Tue Mar 25 12:27:02 PDT 2008

Submitted by Raj Madhavan Program Chair PerMIS’08 (raj.madhavan at nist.gov)

2008 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS’08) Workshop
August 19­21, 2008
Washington DC, U.S.A.


PerMIS'08 will be the eighth 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.

PerMIS’08 aims at identifying and quantifying contributions of
functional intelligence towards achieving success. Our working
definition of functional intelligence is “the ability to act
appropriately in an uncertain environment, where appropriate action is
that which increases the probability of success”, and success is “the
achievement of behavioral goals” (J. Albus, 1991). 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
         Collaboration & Coordination
* 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

The Proceedings of PerMIS are indexed by INSPEC, Compendex, ACM Digital
Library, and are released as a NIST Special Publication. Selected papers
from past workshops have been published as special issues with the
Journal of Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering (PerMIS’04) and the
Journal of Field Robotics (PerMIS’06).

Prospective authors are requested to submit a
draft paper (max. 8 pages) or an extended abstract (1-2 pages) for
review. Invited session proposals can also be submitted as draft papers
but should contain 1) a session title and a brief statement of purpose,
2) name and affiliation of the organizer(s), and 3) a preliminary list
of speakers. All submissions must be written in English, starting with a
succinct statement of the problem, the results achieved, their
significance, and a comparison with previous work. Papers are to be
submitted at www.isd.mel.nist.gov/PerMIS_2008/submission.htm/ using the
specified templates.

Submission of full papers       May 29, 2008
Proposal for invited sessions   June 06, 2008
Notification of acceptance      June 27, 2008
Final papers due                July 25, 2008

S. Balakirsky NIST USA
R. Bostelman NIST USA
F. Bonsignorio Heron Robots Italy
G. Berg-Cross EM & I USA
J. Bornstein ARL USA
P. Courtney PerkinElmer UK
J. Evans USA
D. Gage XPM Tech. USA
J. Gunderson GammaTwo USA
L. Gunderson GammaTwo USA
S.K. Gupta UMD USA
A. Jacoff NIST USA
S. Julier Univ. College London UK
M. Lewis UPitt USA
T. Kalmar-Nagy Texas A& M USA
A. del Pobil Univ. Jaume-I Spain
S. Ramasamy UALR USA
L. Reeker NIST USA
C. Schlenoff NIST USA
M. Shneier NIST USA
E. Tunstel JHU-APL USA
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: http://aser.ornl.gov/madhavan/
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