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Membership Benefits & Contibutions

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USC Visits to Affiliate

  • Annual one-day lecture/visit by USC professor
  • Longer-term visit arrangements
  • Student resumes for simmer or full-time positions
  • Affiliate Visits to USC

  • Annual Research Review
  • Corporate campus visits
  • Longer-term visit arrangements

    Workshops and Conferences at USC

  • COCOMO® II Suite Workshops
  • Executive Workshops (agile methods, COTS, product lines, …)
  • Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) meetings (at USC-ISI)

    Tools and Knowledge Transfer

  • Prototype tools for experimentation
  • Technical reports
  • Copies of published books
  • Affiliates Private Area -- http://cse.usc.edu/affiliates/private/index.html
  • Proceedings from conferences, workshops, and reviews
  • Early access via Affiliates-only web site

    Participation in Discussions on Research Directions

  • Annual Research Reviews
  • Focused Workshops
  • Technical Steering Committee Meetings

    Opportunities to Pursue Joint Projects

  • COCOMO® II Suite (COCOTS, COQUALMO, CRADMO, COSYSMO)
  • Several others individually arranged

    Contributions

  • $35,000 annual fee for large organizations (over $100M/year sales or budget)
  • $25,000 first-year introduction fee for large organizations
  • $5,000 annual fee for small organizations (under $100M/year sales or budget)
  • One member for Technical Steering Committee (up to three for large organizations)
  • Identification of organizational focal points for technology transition