Software Cost Estimation and Emerging Technologies
Location: University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
pace of technology change presents unique challenges to software
cost and schedule estimation. Discussions at the last few Forums
have pointed out the difficulty of adapting estimation models to
new products, processes and organizations. Example phenomena include
COTS lifecycle issues, web-based technologies, multimedia in all
forms, Rapid Application Development (RAD) techniques, reuse, virtual
organizations, round-the-clock distributed development, product
line development, object-oriented and component-based approaches,
high-level languages, application builders, etc. These new directions
cause both the inputs and outputs of cost models to change.
Forum particularly solicits presentations that address software
size/cost/schedule estimation involving new technologies and paradigm
shifts. Besides these topics, the Forum also solicits papers on
other software cost estimation-related topics such as risk management,
software metrics, systems engineering estimation, process improvement
October 24-27 will consist of invited and contributed presentations,
tool presentations and demonstrations. Two half-day tutorials are
planned for October 24, followed by an evening COCOMO® II Affiliates'
meeting and dinner. The main Forum program and Tools Fair will be
on October 25 and the morning of October 26. A related Affiliates'
workshop will be held on the afternoon of October 26 and the morning
of October 27.
in making a 20 to 30 minute technical presentation or demonstrating
a software cost estimation tool should send a 1 to 2 page abstract
Center for Software Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-078
Phone: (213) 740-5703
Fax: (213) 740-492
Due date for
abstracts: 31 July 2000. Notification to authors: 11 August 2000.
Copy of materials due: 15 September 2000. Please send materials
in either ascii or as a mail attachment in MS Word.
Chair: Barry Boehm, USC Program Chair: Ray Madachy, USC and
Litton - GCS Program Commmittee: Brad Ford (SEI and Software
Metrics, Inc.); Sunita Chulani (IBM Research); Adrian Cowderoy (City
University and MMHQ, UK); Richard Fairley (Oregon Graduate Institute);
Dan Ligett (Softstar); Don Reifer (RCI)