[robotics-worldwide] CFP: 2012 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS’12) Workshop

Raj Madhavan madhavan at nist.gov
Wed Aug 31 09:35:46 PDT 2011

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Raj Madhavan
Program Chair, PerMIS'12

2012 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS’12) Workshop
March 20-22, 2012
UMD Inn and Conference Center, Maryland, USA.

The 2012 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS’12) 
Workshop will be the eleventh in a series of workshops 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 applications.

PerMIS’12 will focus on the *methodologies and techniques of performance 
measurement for developing and engineering the next generation of cyber 
physical systems that facilitate seamless human-machine collaboration*. 
In the context of the Workshop, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) are taken 
to mean the "tight conjoining of and coordination between computational 
and physical resources" [National Science Foundation CPS Program 

In relation to the main theme, topic areas include, but are not limited to:
* Defining, Measuring, and Engineering Capabilities of  CPS:
	- Human-System Interaction, Collaboration and Coordination
	- Interoperability, Safety, Security, and Connectivity
	- Responsiveness, Reliability, Trustworthiness, Interchangeability, 
	- Portability, Mobility, and Scalability of Autonomous Systems
	- Levels of Autonomy
	- Predictable and cost-effective measurement science frameworks
* 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 
	- Instrumentation and Other Measurement Tools
	- Simulation and Modeling
* Technology Readiness Measures for Intelligent Systems
* Benchmarks and Applied Performance Measures and Metrics in Various 
	- 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 and Robots  for Hazardous Environments (e.g. 
nuclear remediation)
	- Smart Grid
	- Space Robotics
	- Medical & Healthcare Systems and Devices

*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. See 
http://www.nist.gov/el/isd/permis2012.cfm for submission information.

*Important Dates*
Submission of full papers	November 14, 2011
Proposal for special sessions	November 14, 2011
Notification of acceptance	January 09, 2012
Final papers due		January 30, 2012

Raj Madhavan, Ph.D.
Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland College Park
Intelligent Systems Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Tel: (301) 975-2865 Fax: (301) 990-9688

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