Theme: Integrating Cost and Schedule Estimation Models and Metrics

For 2009, the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering will hold its annual Forum on COCOMO® and Systems/Software Cost Modeling on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA. Based on our successful 2006 Forum in the Washington DC area, we will hold the Forum on the East Coast in 2009 and every third year thereafter. In 2009, we will focus the Forum theme on Integrating Cost and Schedule Estimation Models and Metrics, based on work we are doing for the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency and the DoD-Stevens-USC Systems Engineering Research Center on updating and integrating systems and software cost models and metrics. We will hold workshops November 4-5 on our work in this area and on COSYSMO 2.0 as well as on Software Productivity Domains.

Related Forum topics include extending and integrating models for aspects such as< schedule estimation, agile methods, COTS integration, value-based approaches, models for addressing software quality and security issues, and risk assessment.


General Chair: Ricardo Valerdi, MIT

Program Committee: Rick Selby (Northrop Grumman/USC, Chair), Barry Boehm (USC), Winsor Brown (USC), Zhihao Chen (Motorola), Sunita Chulani (Cisco), Jared Fortune (Aerospace/USC), LiGuo Huang (SMU/USC), Jo Ann Lane (USC), Qi Li (USC), Dan Ligett (Softstar), Ray Madachy (NPS/USC), Ali Malik (USC), Chris Miller (OSD), Vu Nguyen (USC), Don Reifer (RCI/USC), Thomas Tan (USC), Ricardo Valerdi (MIT/USC), Ye Yang (ISCAS/USC)

Local Arrangements Chair: Julie Sanchez, USC (

Key Dates:

1-3 page Abstracts Due:
August 31, 2009 to

Notification Date:
September 14, 2009

Proceedings Materials Due:
October 19, 2009

Forum and Workshops:

Nov. 2-3: Forum (Contributed presentations, Tool Fair); Affiliates’ Dinner (Nov. 3)

Nov. 4-5:  Workshops (Updating and Integrating Models and Metrics; COSYSMO 2.0; Software Productivity Domains)


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