[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: 2010 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'10) Workshop

Raj Madhavan raj.madhavan at nist.gov
Wed May 26 09:46:47 PDT 2010


2010 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'10) Workshop
September 28-30, 2010

Baltimore Inner Harbor Hyatt Regency


General Chair: Elena Messina, NIST
Program Chair: Raj Madhavan, UMD-CP/NIST

The 2010 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop will be
the tenth in a series dedicated to defining measures and methodologies
of evaluating performance of intelligent systems. Started in 2000, the
PerMIS series focuses on applications of performance measures to applied
problems in commercial, industrial, homeland security, and military

PerMIS'10 will emphasize the *key role of performance assessment in
developing intelligent systems that can co-exist with humans* towards
improving the quality of our lives intertwined with automation.
Adaptability to human-centered collaboration, the ability to cope with
unstructured, dynamic environments, and keeping humans out of harm?s way
have been widely accepted as critical prerequisites. Designing such
flexible, smart, and safe systems requires that their performance be
quantifiable thereby facilitating emerging technologies and societal

Selected papers from PerMIS'10 will be considered for publication in a
special issue with the International Journal of Intelligent Control and
Systems. A National Science Foundation Poster Session is also being 
planned with travel support to undergraduate and graduate students. The 
Proceedings of PerMIS are indexed by INSPEC, Compendex, ACM Digital 
Library, and are released as a NIST Special Publication.

In relation to the main theme, topic areas include, but are not limited to:
* Defining & Measuring Aspects and Capabilities of a Co-X (e.g.
Co-Workers, Co-Inhabitants, ...) System:
         - Human-Robot Interaction, Collaboration and Coordination
         - Mobility
         - Responsiveness, Reliability, Trustworthiness, 
Interchangeability, Durability
         - Variable Levels of Autonomy
         - Taxonomies
         - Biologically Inspired Models
* Evaluating Components within Intelligent Systems:
         - Sensing and Perception
- Knowledge Representation, World Models, Ontologies
         - Planning and Control
         - Learning, Adapting and Reasoning
* Underlying Infrastructural Support for Performance Assessment:
         - Testing and Evaluation (including testbeds and competitions 
for inter-comparisons)
         - Instrumentation and Other Measurement Tools
         - Simulation and Modeling
* Technology Readiness Measures for Intelligent Systems
* Benchmarks and Applied Performance Measures in Various Domains:
         - Manufacturing, Logistics, and Industrial Systems
         - Service: Domestic, Mining, Agriculture, ?
         - Intelligent Transportation Systems
         - Defense and Security
         - Emergency Response Robots (e.g. search and rescue, bomb disposal)
         - Intelligent systems for Hazardous Environments (e.g. nuclear 
         - Smart Grid
         - Space Robotics
         - Medical & Healthcare

*Submission Information*
Prospective authors are requested to submit a full paper (max. 8 pages)
or an extended abstract (1-2 pages) for review. Special session
proposals can also be submitted as 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
performance evaluation of the results. Papers are to be submitted at the
workshop website using the specified templates at: 

*Important Dates*
Submission of full papers       June 28, 2010
Proposal for special sessions   June 28, 2010
Notification of acceptance      July 30, 2010
Final papers due                August 27, 2010

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