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19th International Forum on
COCOMO® and Software Cost Modeling

Center for Software Engineering, University of Southern California

October 26-29, 2004, Los Angeles, CA

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Conference Theme:

Model Integration

The theme of this year's Forum is integration of software estimation models.  The tutorial and several papers explore the integration of and interactions between cost, schedule, quality and related models.  Example topics include developing one-stop models, identifying conflicts in model assumptions, identifying common factors and avoiding double counting, usage scenarios, reducing user overhead, interface issues, etc. 

Related topics include extending and integrating models for aspects such as size estimation, agile methods, systems engineering, complex systems-of-systems, value-based approaches, facets of quality, management aspects, etc.  The overall schedule is listed below.

Schedule Overview

Tuesday, October 26 ---- Gerontology Auditorium
7:30AM: Continetal breakfast in GER Patio
AM: Tutorial – Integrated COCOMO® Suite (Breaks 9:45-10:15)
11:45AM: Lunch in GER Patio
PM: Forum sessions (Breaks 2:45-3:15)
5:00pm-8:00pm: Affiliates' dinner and Workshop kickoff at Faculty Center

Wednesday, October 27 ---- Gerontology Auditorium
7:30AM: Continetal breakfast in GER Patio
AM:Forum sessions (Breaks 10:15-10:45)
12:15PM: Lunch in GER Patio
PM: Forum sessions (Breaks 2:45-3:15)
5:00pm-7:00pm: beer/wine/hors d'oeuvres at SAL 322

Thursday, October 28
7:30AM: Continetal breakfast in SAL lobby
AM: Affiliate workshop breakout groups: COSYSMO&COSOSIMO, COCOMO® II Security Extension, and Integrated CII Suite. Breakout rooms: SAL 322, SAL 222, PHE 223, EEB 108 as alt.(Breaks 9:45-10:15)
11:45AM: Lunch in SAL Courtyard
PM: Affiliate workshop breakout groups continued: COSYSMO&COSOSIMO, COCOMO® II Security Extension, and Integrated CII Suite (Breaks 10:00-10:30) (Breaks 2:30-3:00)

Friday, October 29 ---- TBD
7:30AM: Continetal breakfast in HNB Court
Workshop breakout group reports (ends 11:30am)

General Chair:
Barry Boehm, USC-CSE

Program Committee:
Chris Abts (TAMU/USC)
Winsor Brown (USC)
Sunita Chulani (IBM)
Brad Clark (Software Metrics)
Dan Ligett (Softstar)
Ray Madachy (Cost Xpert Group/USC)
Don Reifer (RCI)

Logistics:
Julieta DelaPaz, USC CS Dept.
Ricardo Valerdi, USC-CSE
Ye Yang, USC-CSE