Preliminary Program 


Tuesday, October 24

7:30 - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Registration
(includes free COCOMO® II  book and CD)

8:30 - 10:00 am

COCOMO® II Tutorial I

  Overview, Barry Boehm (10min)

  Model Definition, Brad Clark (40min)

  Application Examples, Don Reifer and Ray Madachy(40min)

10:30 - 12:00

COCOMO® II Tutorial II

 Calibration, Sunita Chulani and Bert Steece (30min)

 Emerging Extensions, Winsor Brown (40min)

 USC COCOMO® II, Ellis Horowitz (20min

12:00 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 2:30; 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Parallel Tutorials
A. COCOTS, Chris Abts and Betsy Clark
B. COCOMO® II and MBASE, Barry Boehm

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Affiliates' Dinner and Discussion

  Emerging extensions: plans and priorities

  Empirical studies and data collection

  Thursday breakout group topics (examples: COCOTS, data repository access,  sizing)

Wednesday, October 25

7:30 - 8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30 am

Welcome and Overview, Barry Boehm

8:30 - 9:15 am

Empirical Software Engineering Research, Vic Basili (UMaryland)

9:15 - 10:15 am

Planning and Estimating Web Applications (Barry Boehm, Chair)

  Web Development: Estimating Quick-to-Market Software
       Don Reifer, RCI and USC-CSE

  Aspects of Building Web Aplications Systems and of Using the MBASE Approach
       Anca-Joliana Stoica, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

10:15 - 10:45 am 


10:45am - 12:15 pm

Estimating Software Reuse Costs (Sunita Chulani, Chair)

  Estimating Software Reuse Costs
        Senta Fowler and Ali Mili, U of West Virginia

  Parametric Analysis of Software Reuse Using COCOMO® II
        Rhoda Novak, Aerospace Corp

  COCOMO® II Predicts the Effects of Collaborative Software Development and Sustaining Engineering
        David Mann, United Space Alliance

12:15 - 1:15 pm


1:15 - 2:45 pm

Cost Driver Studies (Ray Madachy, Chair)

 Effect of CASE Tools on Software Development Effort
       Jongmoon Baik, USC-CSE

 The Cost Estimator DOCU: An Empirical and Theoretical Study
       Juan Josť Cuadrado Gallego et al., U. Carlos III, Spain

 MOLACH: The Model For Language Change
       Dan Strickland, Dynetics Inc.

2:45 - 3:15 pm


3:15 - 4:15 pm

RAD and Application Points (A. Winsor Brown, Chair)

 Experience with the COCOMO® II Application Point Model
       Richard Stutzke, SAIC

       Cyrus Fakharzadeh, USC-CSE

4:15 - 5:15 pm

Hybrid Methods (Richard Fairley, Chair)

  Using Software Architecture for Estimation
       Dan Paulish, Robert Nord, and Dilip Soni, Siemens Research

  Enhancing Cost Estimation Models with Task Assignment Information
       Joanne Hale, Allen Parrish et al., U. of Alabama

5:15 - 7:00 pm

Reception and Tools Fair (Salvatori 322 and 324)

7:00 - 9:00 pm

LA SPIN Meeting

  Towards Measuring Value,  Howard Baetjer, Towson U

Thursday, October 26

7:30 - 8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 - 9:45 am

Function Points (Don Reifer, Chair)

  Evolving Function Points
       Lee Fishman, Galorath, Inc.

  The New Generation of Functional Size Measurement Methods for Software Estimation
       Serge Oligny, U. of Quebec

  Fast Function Points
       David Seaver, Fidelity

9:45 - 10:45 am 


10:45 - 11:45 am

Sizing and CMM

  Software Estimation Experiences at Xerox
        Peter Hantos, Xerox

  Reducing Estimating Errors with the CMM
        Ray Kile, Center for Systems Management

  Improving Subjective Estimates Using Paired Comparisons
        Eduardo Miranda, Ericsson Research Canada
Forum ends. Affiliates' meeting continues

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Affiliates' Lunch

1:00 - 1:15 pm

Affiliates' Workshop: Finalize breakout groups

1:15 - 5:00 pm

Breakout group meetings (3:00 - 3:30 break)

Friday, October 27

7:30- 8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 - 10:00 am

Breakout Group Reports

10:00 - 10:30 am


10:30 - 11:30 am

USC Response; General Discussion



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