PerMIS'08 will be the eighth in the series that started in 2000, targeted at defining measures and methodologies of evaluating performance of intelligent systems. The workshop has proved to be an excellent forum for discussions and partnerships, dissemination of ideas, and future collaborations in an informal setting. Attendees usually include researchers, graduate students, practitioners from industry, academia, and government agencies.
PerMIS'08 aims at identifying and quantifying contributions of functional intelligence towards achieving success. Our working definition of functional intelligence is "the ability to act appropriately in an uncertain environment, where appropriate action is that which increases the probability of success", and success is "the achievement of behavioral goals" (J. Albus, 1991). In addition to the main theme, as in previous years, the workshop will focus on applications of performance measures to practical problems in commercial, industrial, homeland security, and military applications. Topic areas include, but are not limited to:
The Proceedings of PerMIS are indexed by INSPEC, Compendex, ACM Digital Library, and are released as a NIST Special Publication. Selected papers from past workshops have been published as special issues with the Journal of Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering (PerMIS'04) and the Journal of Field Robotics (PerMIS'06).