[robotics-worldwide] 2012 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'12) Workshop (Deadline Nov. 14)

Raj Madhavan madhavan at cme.nist.gov
Mon Nov 7 06:57:04 PST 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.

IEEE W/NV Sensors Council Chapter

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 (including robotics). Started in 2000, the PerMIS 
series focuses on applications of performance measures to applied 
problems in commercial, industrial, homeland security, and military 

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, Durability
         - 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 inter-comparisons)
         - 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/submission_permis2012.cfm for submission

*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

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