16th International Forum on COCOMO® and Software Cost Modeling
USC Gerontology Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
October 23-26, 2001

Presentations and Binder Materials


Tuesday, October 23:

7:30 - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30 - 10:00 am; 10:30 - 12:00 noon

Barry Boehm (USC):
· COCOMO® II Update and Extensions (missing charts)

12:00 - 1:00 pm


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

Software Metrics Tutorial
Brad Clark:
· Building Models from Your Software Data
· Albreit Gaffney FP Datatable
· SEL Data

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Affiliates' Dinner and Workshop Kickoff
· USC Faculty Center

Wednesday, October 24:

7:30 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 9:45 am
Defect Reduction Modeling

Speaker Profile
Vic Basili & Mikael Lindvall (Fraunhofer Center, UMD):
· CeBASE Defect Reduction Workshop Results and Experience Base
Barry Boehm (USC):
· Models for Competing on Schedule, Cost, and Quality
Keun Lee (USC), Sunita Chulani (IBM):
· COQUALMO-ODC Update (COQUALMO questionnaire)

10:15 - 11:45 am

System-Level Cost Modeling
Speaker Profile
Gary Thomas (Raytheon):
· COSYSMO Update
Peter Hantos (Xerox):
· Task-Unit Approach to Software Cost Estimation of Iterative Development
Cheryl Jones (US Army-PSM):
· Practical Software and System Metrics

11:45 - 12:45 pm


12:45 - 2:15 pm

Management Applications
Speaker Profile
Betsy Clark (Software Metrics):
· Financial Applications Management and COCOMO® II
Sunita Chulani (IBM):

·Customer Satisfaction Metrics and Models
Sergio Coronado (ETSI-Spain):
· A Software Project Management Method: A3
Dan Ligett (Softstar):
· Techniques for Calibrating Estimating Models

2:45 - 4:45 pm

Special-Issue Models
Speaker Profile
Chris Abts (USC):
· COCOTS Life Cycle Estimation
Cyrus Fakharzadeh (USC):
· CORADMO update
Lee Fischman, Mike Kimel (Galorath):
· Comparing SLOC to Function Points: Doing Away with Backfiring
Ed Colbert (USC):
· Why you should get a certificate in Software Engineering
Carolyn Suckow (USC):
· USC Certificate Program in Software Engineering

4:45 - 5:15 pm
Tool Previews

5:15 - 7:00 pm
Reception and Tools Fair
(Salvatori, 3rd floor)

Thursday, October 25

7:30 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00 am

Simulation Modeling
Speaker Profile
Ray Madachy (C-Bridge):

· Software Schedule Analysis with Process Concurrence
Nancy Eickelmann (Motorola):

· Process Modeling and Simulation Experiments for Software Engineering
Jongmoon Baik (Motorola):

· Applying COCOMO® II Effort Multipliers to Simulation Models
Dan Strickland:

· Investigating the Default Behavior of Requirements Evolution in COCOMO® II

10:30 - 12:00 noon
Management Approaches
Speaker Profile
Don Reifer (USC-RCI):

· Business Case Analysis
Richard Stutzke (SAIC), Terry Palmer (Davidson), & William Beckett (US Army-AMCOM):
· Estimating the Preparation Effort for Document Peer Reviews
Marilee Wheaton, Rick Hefner (TRW):
· Using Process Improvement and Knowledge Management for Better Predictive Analysis Capability

12:00 - 5:00 pm

Affiliates' Lunch and Working Groups (Salvatori)

COSYSMO issues:
· Reifer Outbriefing Workshop
· Valerdi Workshop
COQUALMO issues:
· Working Group Breakout Session
Experience Base Estimation Models Workgroup:
· Workgroup Presentation
· Diagram
· CeBASE Presentation
Barry Boehm - TECTRAMO - A Parametric Model for Estimating Information Technology Transition Rates

Friday, October 26:

7:30 - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 11:30 am

Working Group briefings & discussion


Edwin Chiu, Adman Idrees Choudhary, Siu Yan Hui (Edward), Prasanna Laghate, Alexander Lam, Andreas Papagapiou, Reasey Praing, Mandar V. Samant, Jasmit Singh Sethi, Nandini Shah, Tomy Soenjoto, Kartik Trivedi, Jerry Sheng-Hong Wang

Greg Goth - New Center Will Help Software Development "Grow Up"