Program

Nov. 2, Nov. 3, Nov. 4

 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - Ronald Tutor Campus Center


1: Systems and Software Estimation.
Chair: Richard Selby, Northrop/USC

8:00 AM 8:05 AM Jo Ann Lane, USC, and Richard Selby, Northrop Grumman and USC, "Welcome"
8:05 AM 9:00 AM Keynote presentation: Barry Boehm, USC, "COCOMO®: Answering the Most Frequent Questions (1985)" presentation
9:00 AM 9:25 AM Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School, "Coconomography"
9:25 AM 9:50 AM Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, Jairus Hihn, JPL, and Deb Chattopadhyay, JPL, "How Engineers Really Think About Risk: A Study of JPL Engineers"
9:50 AM 10:10 AM
BREAK


2: Modeling.

Chair:  Pongtip Aroonvatanaporn, USC

10:10 AM 10:35 AM Mauricio Pena, USC, and Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, "Characterizing the Impact of Requirements Volatility on Systems Engineering Effort" presentation
10:35 AM 11:00 AM Vu Nguyen and Barry Boehm, USC, "A COCOMO® Extension for Software Maintenance"
11:00 AM 11:25 AM Lang Xie, Da Yang, and Ye Yang, ISCAS, China, "Assess the Uncertainty of COCOMO® Estimation" paper, presentation
11:25 AM 11:50 AM Qi Li, USC, Ye Yang, ISCAS, and Barry Boehm, USC, "Decision Support for Value-based Software Testing Framework" presentation
11:50 AM 1:00 PM
LUNCH

 

3: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities.
Chair: Mauricio Pena, USC

1:00 PM 1:25 PM Andy Nolan and Satpaul Sall, Rolls-Royce PLC, England, "Size Is Not Everything! Changing the Culture of a Business with COCOMO®" presentation
1:25 PM 1:50 PM Randall Jensen, Hill Air Force Base, "The Problem with Software Estimating"
1:50 PM 2:50 PM Panel: "Cost Modeling Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Opportunities".  Moderator: Richard Selby, Northrop Grumman and USC
2:50 PM 3:10 PM
BREAK

 

4: Models and Tools.
Chair: Thomas Tan, USC

3:10 PM 3:35 PM Dan Galorath, Galorath Incorporated, “Software Estimating: Reflections and Looking Forward” presentation
3:35 PM 4:00 PM Anca-Juliana Stoica, KTH Stockholm, Sweden, "Demonstrating Early Value in Software System Projects Using Software and System Cost Models"
4:00 PM 4:25 PM Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School, and Winsor Brown, USC, "COCOMO® Suite Toolset"
4:25 PM 4:50 PM Wei Lin Du, University of Western Ontario, Danny Ho, NFA Estimation Inc, and Luiz Fernando Capretz, University of Western Ontario, Canada, "A Neuro-Fuzzy Model with SEER-SEM for Software Effort Estimation" paper, presentation
4:50 PM 5:15 PM

Pongtip Aroonvatanaporn, Chatchai Sinthop, and Barry Boehm, USC, "Reducing Estimation Uncertainty with Continuous Assessment: Tracking the 'Cone of Uncertainty'" poster, paper

6:00 PM 8:30 PM
Affiliates Dinner

 

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - Davidson Conference Center


5: Strategies and Trends.

Chair:  Qi Li, USC

8:00 AM 9:00 AM Keynote presentation: Dan Ligett, Softstar Systems, "Insights and Trends from 25 Years of COCOMO® Forums"
9:00 AM 9:25 AM Bruce Barkstrom, NOAA/NASA, and Paula Sidell, "The Challenge of Software Cost Estimation for Long-Term Information Preservation of Earth Science Data" presentation
9:25 AM 9:50 AM Andy Nolan, Rolls-Royce PLC, England, "Building a Comprehensive Software Product Line Cost Model" presentation
9:50 AM 10:10 AM
BREAK


6: Methodology.

Chair:  Vu Nguyen, USC

10:10 AM 10:35 AM Leone Young, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, "A Systematic Approach to Estimate the Life Cycle Cost and Effort of Project Management for Technology Centric Systems Development Projects"
10:35 AM 11:00 AM Anca-Juliana Stoica, KTH Stockholm, Sweden, "Agile Software Development and ISO-IEC Software Quality Standards: Measuring Economic Benefits and Calculating Quantitative Yields" presentation
11:00 AM 11:25 AM Indira Deonandan, MIT, Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, and Jo Ann Lane, USC, "Cost Elements and Policy Implications for Testing Unmanned and Autonomous Systems of Systems"
11:25 AM 11:50 AM Sherry Stukes, JPL, and Henry Apgar, MCR Technologies, "Systems Engineering Desk Reference: An Aid for Cost Estimators" presentation
11:50 AM 12:00 PM Jo Ann Lane, USC, "DACS – USC Data Repository"
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
LUNCH


7: Lifetime Achievement; Acquisition.
Chair:  Supannika Koolmanojwong, USC

1:00 PM 1:05 PM Barry Boehm, USC, "Announcement of Lifetime Achievement Award Winner"
1:05 PM 2:00 PM Presentation by Award Winner John Gaffney
2:00 PM 2:25 PM Brad Clark, Software Metrics Inc, Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School, and Tom Tan, USC, "Building Cost Estimating Relationships for Acquisition Decision Support"
2:25 PM 2:50 PM Peter Hantos and Nancy Kern, The Aerospace Corporation, "Life Cycle Alignment Concerns in Acquisition of Software-Intensive Systems" presentation
2:50 PM 3:10 PM
BREAK


8: Boehm PhD Student Perspectives.
Chair: Ricardo Valerdi, MIT

3:10 PM 4:10 PM Panel: "Perspectives from Boehm PhD Students in Academia on Research, Careers, and the Future".  Moderator: Ricardo Valerdi, MIT.  Panelists: Ye Yang, ISCAS, China, Peter In, Korea University, Jongmoon Baik, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School
3:55 PM 4:40 PM Panel: "Perspectives from Boehm PhD Students in Industry on Research, Careers, and the Future". Moderator: Brad Clark, Software Metrics Inc.  Panelists: Sunita Chulani, Cisco, Yue Chen, Cisco, Scott Chen, Motorola, Jared Fortune, The Aerospace Corporation, and Dan Wu, Microsoft
4:40 PM 4:45 PM Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, "Special Recognition"
4:45 PM 5:10 PM Winsor Brown, USC, "Tools Fair Introduction"
5:10 PM 7:00 PM Tools Fair and Reception. Chair: Winsor Brown, USC

 

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - Davidson Conference Center


9A & 9B (Parallel Workshops).
9A: SRDR Data Analysis Research. 9B: COSYSMO.

8:00 AM 9:50 AM Workshop 9A: "SRDR Data Analysis Research".  Moderators: Brad Clark, Software Metrics Inc, and Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School
Workshop 9B: "COSYSMO".  Moderators: Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, and Leone Young, Stevens Institute of Technology
9:50 AM 10:10 AM
BREAK


10:10 AM 12:00 PM Workshop 9A: Continued.
Workshop 9B: Continued.
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
LUNCH


1:00 PM 2:50 PM Workshop 9A: Continued and wrap-up.
Workshop 9B: Continued and wrap-up.
2:50 PM 3:10 PM
BREAK

 

10: Workshop Summaries and Closing.
Chair: Richard Selby, Northrop/USC

3:10 PM 3:35 PM Workshop 9A Summary: "SRDR Data Analysis Research".  Moderators: Brad Clark, Software Metrics Inc, and Ray Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School
3:35 PM 4:00 PM Workshop 9B Summary: "COSYSMO".  Moderators: Ricardo Valerdi, MIT, and Leone Young, Stevens Institute of Technology
4:00 PM 4:15 PM Richard Selby, Northrop Grumman and USC, "Closing Remarks and Adjourn"

 

 

 

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