Welcome to the Boehm Center for Systems and Software Engineering!


The Boehm family has established the Boehm Center for Systems and Software Engineering (BCSSE) to carry on the Barry Boehm legacy of research in the areas of system and software development practices and the evolution of these practices as well as the estimation of cost/schedule for all things related to software, systems, and system of systems (SoS) engineering and development.


New Event

First International Boehm Forum on COCOMO® and Systems and Software Cost Modeling

This Fall, the Boehm CSSE will continue the tradition of the Annual COCOMOR Forum virtually, scheduled for Nov 9-10, 2022. This year’s Forum focus is on Barry Boehm’s cost modeling legacy and highlights Barry’s foundational contributions to cost modeling related to software and systems engineering and how these contributions have evolved over time.

This is an online event. Attendance is only $25! If you are a student or speaker, there is no fee. There is a $10 discount if you are a member of one of the following organizations: ICEAA, IFPUG, or PSM.

If you become an Inaugural member of Boehm CSSE, this and all events are free to you. You will also be acknowledged as an Inaugural Member on this website for one year. There are also Lifetime Memberships available.

If you are interested in attending, please click here to register. If you would like to stay updated, please follow our event on Facebook.

Founding Director

Barry W. Boehm

May 16, 1935 - August 20, 2022
Barry W. Boehm was a University of Southern California Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Astronautics; the TRW Professor of Software Engineering; and Founding Director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering (USC CSSE). He was also the Chief Scientist of the DoD-Stevens-USC Systems Engineering Research Center, and a part-time employee of the Aerospace Corp. He received his B.A. degree from Harvard in 1957, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA in 1961 and 1964, all in Mathematics. He has also received honorary Sc.D. in Computer Science from the U. of Massachusetts in 2000 and in Software Engineering from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. See complete profile.

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