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2002 Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS'02) Workshop


As expectations for intelligent systems continue to grow, the need for quantitative evaluation of system performance becomes more critical. This third workshop in a series will bring together leading researchers to address methods for measuring the abilities of intelligent systems.

We wish to discuss ideas for quantitative engineering approaches to measuring intelligence. Performance tests and competitions are in this class. These measure the overall system performance in structured situations. There are mathematical approaches to quantifying the abilities of a system, be it through complexity measures, entropy computations, or other calculations of either internal factors or external manifestations.

Many issues remain. Must performance tests be domain specific? How can tests be propagated throughout the community? Is it reasonable to expect that researchers publish their results? Can systems with fundamentally different designs be compared? Who determines what the criteria for evaluation, or “success” are?

Among the topic areas to be considered for this workshop are:
  • Adaptive and Learning Systems
  • Unmanned Autonomous Systems
  • Knowledge Intensive Subsystems
  • Cognitive and Neural Modelling
  • Large Systems with Human-Computer Interaction for Decision Making
  • Evolutionary Computations and Activities
  • Hierarchical and Distributed Controllers with Elements of Autonomy
  • Image Processing, Classification and Interpretation
  • Cooperating Autonomous Robots
  • Multi Agent Systems
  • Optimization, Heuristics and Search Methods
  • Pattern Recognition and Classification
  • Behavior based Control
  • Self-organizing Systems
  • Measuring Systems for Integration Purposes
  • Heuristic Interpretation of test results
  • Automated Interpretation of test results
  • Modeling of Neuro-biological Autonomic Systems
  • Mapping Design Specifications into Performance of Intelligent Systems
  • Understanding Incomplete and Ambiguous Assignments
  • Interpreting and Performing the Assignment Under Conditions of Reduced Technological Capabilities
  • How Performance Depends on Knowledge Representation · Multiresolutional Ontology of Performance
  • Linkage Between Multiple Sensor Modalities and Performance in Intelligent Systems
  • Can Natural Language Communication with an Intelligent System Affect Performance?
  • Development of SELF in Intelligent Systems


Past Workshops


Start Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2002
End Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002
Format: Workshop


Co-Sponsored by

The National Institute of Standards and Technology 

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Control Systems Society

National Aeronautics & Space Administration 

In Cooperation with 

The IEEE Neural Network Council

Call for Papers (pdf)

Plenary Addresses

PerMIS 2002 Conference Schedule (pdf)

Technical Contact:

Elena Messina, NIST
Alex Meystel, Drexel University
Larry Reeker, NIST

Advisory Board
G. Adorni, University of Parma, Italy
J. Albus, NIST, USA
P. Antsaklis, University of Notre Dame, USA
M. Asada, Osaka University, Japan
G. A. Bekey, University of Southern California, USA
K. Bellman, Aerospace Integration Science Corp., USA
J. G. Blitch, SAIC, USA
P. Borne, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
H.-H. Bothe, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
B. Chandrasekaran, Ohio State University, USA
J. Cherniavsky, NSF, USA · M. Cotsaftis, LTME/ECE, France
R. Cottam, ETRO VUB, Belgium
F. Darema, NSF, USA
P. Dario, Scuola Superiore, Italy
P. Davis, RAND Graduate School., USA
J. Fetzer, University of Minnesota, USA
D. Filev, Ford, USA
R. Finkelstein, Robotic Technology, Inc., USA
D. Fogel, Natural Selection, Inc., USA
N. Foo, University of New South Wales, Australia
W. Freeman, University of California at Berkeley, USA
E. Fromm, Drexel University, USA
T. Fukuda, University of Nagoya, Japan
R. Garner, Loebner Prize Winner for 1998 and 1999, USA
G. Gerhart, US Army TACOM, USA
E. Grant, CRIM, North Carolina State University, USA
S. Grossberg, Boston University, USA
R. Gudwin, State Univerity of Campinas, Brazil
W. Hamel, University of Tennessee, USA
W. Hargrove, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
M. Herman, NIST, USA
E. Horvitz, Microsoft Research, USA
M. Jabri, University of Sydney, Australia
D. Jaron, Drexel University, USA
A. Jones, NIST, USA
R. Jordan, Lockheed Martin, USA
C. Joslyn, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
S. Kak, Louisiana State University, USA
O. Kaynak, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
H. Kitano, Sony Computer Science Labs, Japan
K. Kreutz-Delgado, University of California at San Diego
F. Kurfess, California Polytechnic State University
J. E. Laird, University of Michigan, USA
C. Landauer, Aerospace Integration Science Corp., USA
S. Lee, Samsung Advanced Inst. of Technology, Korea
C. S. George Lee, Purdue University, USA
P. B. Luh, University of Connecticut, USA
B. Mirkin, Birkbeck College, GB
U. Ozguner, Ohio State University, USA
T. Parisini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
K. Passino, Ohio State University, USA
L. Perlovsky, AFRL/SNHE, USA
L. Pouchard, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA
J. Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, USA
D. Repperger, AFRL/HECP, USA
E. H. Ruspini, SRI International, USA
T. Samad, Honeywell, USA
A. Sanderson, RPI, USA
R. Sanz, University of Madrid, Spain
G. Saridis, RPI, USA
A. Schultz, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
T. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
R. Simmons, Carnegie Mellon, USA
M. Swinson, Sandia National Lab, USA
H. Szu, ONR Navy, USA
M. Tilden, Los Alamos National Lab., USA
S. Tzafestas, National Techical University of Athens, Greece
L. Tsoukalas, Purdue Universtity, USA
I. B. Turksen, University of Toronto, Canada
C. Weisbin, NASA, USA
T. Whalen, Georgia State University, USA
A. Wild, Motorola, USA
V. Winter, University of Omaha, USA
R. Yager, Iona College, USA
A. Yavnai, RAFAEL, Israel
Y. Ye, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
B. Zeigler, University of Arizona, USA
L. Zadeh, University of California at Berkeley, USA