32nd International Forum on COCOMO and Systems/Software Cost Modeling


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32st International Forum on COCOMO® and Systems/Software Cost Modeling
October 17-19, 2017
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Software Sizing Metrics in Light of Recent Systems/Software Engineering Trends—Revisited

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The USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE) will hold its 32nd International Forum on COCOMO® and Systems/Software Cost Modeling at the University of Southern California on October 17-19, 2017. At the 18th Annual COCOMO Forum in 2003, we did a deep dive into software sizing due to changing trends in software development approaches. Fast forward to 2017 and we find that trends have continued to evolve: there is considerably more emphasis on agile development techniques, many software capabilities are now provided by systems of systems rather than a huge monolithic system, business organizations are using object counts such as RICE objects, new versions of function points continue to proliferate, and software is ubiquitous in our everyday cell phones, automobiles, appliances, and security systems. Therefore, we have decided to revisit the topic of Software Sizing to look at common software size estimation approaches, actual measurement approaches, and the correlations between estimation and actual measures. We will also have sessions on the converging definitions and initial expert-based versions of COSYSMO 3.0 and a mainstream version of COCOMO III.

The COCOMO Forum continues to be a venue for presenting software and system models, data, and emerging ideas from faculty, students, and other researchers as well as industry and government affiliates. We encourage abstract submissions addressing a wide spectrum of cost modeling areas as well as tool demonstration proposals that will lead to lively exchanges of ideas. Topics of interest include:

  • New or improved size drivers to support cost modeling and estimation
  • Software sizing methods related to various types of software systems/domains and associateddevelopment approaches:
    • Architected agile, agile, plan-driven, formal methods, or COTS development methods
    • Embedded software
    • System of systems/enterprise-wide systems – Maintenance
  • Approaches for estimating remediation costs associated with technical debt
  • Any other topic related to the ongoing development of COCOMO III or COSYSMO 3.0

More general cost modeling topics are also welcome, such as usage, analysis, and improvement of the COCOMO suite of models and any other cost models; innovative ways of applying cost models; cost model analyses to evaluate tradeoffs between affordability and quality, security, or flexibility; model scalability; model integration experiences; schedule estimation; risk management; value-based approaches; novel cost estimation relationships; and validation of models.

Submission Information Submissions: Please submit 2-3 page abstracts and short author biographies

Abstracts Due: July 17, 2017 to jasanche@usc.edu Acceptance Notification Date: August 7, 2017 Proceedings Materials Due: October 9, 2017 Conference General Chair: Barry Boehm (USC)

Conference Program Chairs: Jo Ann Lane (SDSU) and Rick Selby (Northrop Grumman/USC)
Local Arrangements Chair: Julie Sanchez, USC (jasanche@usc.edu)
Program Committee: Jim Alstad, USC; Brad Clark, Software Metrics; Anandi Hira, USC; Dan Ligett, Softstar;

Ray Madachy, NPS; Ricardo Valerdi, U. Arizona; Elaine Venson, USC; Marilee Wheaton, Aerospace Corp.

Submission Information

Submissions: Please submit 2-3 page abstracts and short author biographies

Abstracts Due: July 17, 2017 to jasanche@usc.edu

Acceptance Notification Date: August 7, 2017

Proceedings Materials Due: October 9, 2017

Conference General Chair: Barry Boehm (USC)

Conference Program Chairs: Jo Ann Lane (SDSU) and Rick Selby (Northrop Grumman/USC)

Local Arrangements Chair: Julie Sanchez, USC (jasanche@usc.edu)

Program Committee: Jim Alstad, USC; Brad Clark, Software Metrics; Anandi Hira, USC; Dan Ligett, Softstar; Ray Madachy, NPS; Ricardo Valerdi, U. Arizona; Elaine Venson, USC; Marilee Wheaton, Aerospace Corp.

 

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