29th International Forum on COCOMO® and Systems/Software Cost Modeling
October 21-23, 2014
Davidson Conference Center
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Next Generation Systems and Software Cost Models Program
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

7:30 – 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – Noon The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model Tutorial by Barry Boehm and Jo Ann Lane
Forum Attendees will get a free copy of the ICSM book
Noon – 1:00 pm     Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 pm      Session 1 – Chair: Rick Selby
Current and Future Challenges for Systems and Software Cost Estimation by Barry Boehm (USC)
System Cost Modeling Using Proxy Estimation and COSYSMO by Reggie Cole (LMCO)
Modeling Kanban Scheduling in Systems of Systems by Alexey Tregubov
3:00 – 3:30              Break
3:30 – 5:00 pm      Session 2 – Chair: Anandi Hira
Simple Empirical Software Effort Estimation Model by Wilson Rosa (Naval Center for Cost Analysis), Barry Boehm (USC), Ray Madachy (NPS), and Brad Clark (Software Metrics)
The NASA Software Cost Model: Formalizing analogy based cost estimation by Jairus Hihn (JPL), Tim Menzies (WVU) and Naveen Lekkalapudi (WVU)
5:00 – 7:00 pm      Reception and Tools Faire

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

7:30 – 8:30 am      Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – Noon           COSYSMO 3.0 Workshop led by Jim Alstad (USC)
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Noon – 1:00 pm     Lunch | Practical Estimating Challenges to Engineers by Dr. Gan Wang, Lifetime Achievement Recipient
1:00 – 3:00 pm      Session 3 – Chair: Brad Clark
Just How Good is COCOMO and Parametric Estimation? by Tim Menzies (WVU), Barry Boehm (USC), Ye Yang (Stevens), Jairus Hihn (JPL), and Naveen Lekkalapudi (WVU)
Costs of Migration and Operation in the Cloud by Arlene Minkiewicz (Price Systems)
Directed Research Data Set: Intro and Plans by Anandi Hira
3:00 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 5:00 pm      Session 4 – Chair: Jo Ann Lane
Software Cost Estimation Metrics Manual for Defense Systems by Brad Clark (Software Metrics) and Ray Madachy (NPS)
SysML Building Blocks for Cost Modeling: Towards Model-Based Affordability Analysis by Jo Ann Lane (USC)
5:30 – 7:00 pm      Affiliates’ Dinner

Thursday, October 23, 2014

7:30 – 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – Noon COCOMO III Workshop led by Brad Clark (Software Metrics)
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Noon   Lunch on your own