[robotics-worldwide] PerMIS'12 Student Travel Award Application Procedures

M. Ani Hsieh mhsieh1 at drexel.edu
Sun Feb 26 13:09:34 PST 2012

Apologies for multiple postings.


2012 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS’12) Workshop

March 20th-22nd, 2012 at

the Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University


- Abstract submission deadline: March 5th, 2012
- Notification of acceptance: March 9th, 2012
- Registration: Now Open (please see http://www.cvent.com/d/gcq9l6 )


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 robotic,
intelligent, and cyber-physical 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
autonomous robotic, intelligent, and cyber physical systems (CPS) that
facilitate  seamless human-machine collaboration.

We solicit applications for travel awards from undergraduate and graduate
students working on research related to the themes relevant to PerMIS'12 (
http://www.nist.gov/el/isd/permis2012.cfm).   With financial support from
the National Science Foundation, travel, hotel, and registration fees for
all student paper and poster presenters will be partially to fully covered.
 We strongly encourage student contributors from Universities to apply for
this funding. Please note that the amount of support will depend on the
number of selected applicants.


Submissions for the student travel awards must be made in the PDF format.
 All student travel awardees will be required to participate in the student
poster session.  Poster abstracts are limited to one (1) letter size paper
in single column format and should be sent to Raj Madhavan (
raj.madhavan at nist.gov) and M. Ani Hsieh (mhsieh1 at drexel.edu) by March 5th.
All contributions will be refereed.


- Defining, Measuring, and Engineering Capabilities of Robotic,
Intelligent, and Cyber-Physical Systems:

* 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 Robotic, Intelligent, and Cyber-Physical

* 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 Robotic, Intelligent, and
Cyber-Physical 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

* Smart Grid

* Space Robotics

* Medical & Healthcare Systems and Devices

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