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

Call for Participation:
Sixteenth International Forum on COCOMO® and
Software Cost Modeling (C/SCM 16)
October 23-25, 2001. USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
-Details TBD at http://sunset.usc.edu

1-3 page Abstracts Due: July 20, 2001 to ladonna@sunset.usc.edu
Notification Date: August 10, 2001
Proceedings Materials Due: September 29, 2001
Theme: Software Cost Modeling Extensions

Experiences with the use of COCOMO® II have led to the identification and exploratory development of a number of extensions to mainstream software cost modeling. These include emerging extensions described in the COCOMO® II book*: sizing alternatives, COTS integration, rapid development, quality estimation, productivity estimation, and risk assessment; plus others under exploration such as systems engineering cost estimation.


We would like to encourage submissions in these and other SCM-related areas as a theme for C/SCM 16. Other candidate extension areas could include estimation of other quality attributes, system benefits, and return on investment. Of course, contributions in improving software cost and schedule estimation are encouraged also.
As in recent years, the Forum will be complemented by a USC Affiliates' workshop on the theme topic. The overall schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, October 23.
AM: Tutorial, "COCOMO® II Update and Extensions," Barry Boehm
PM: Tutorial TBD
Evening: Affiliates' dinner and Workshop kickoff

Wednesday, October 24. C/SCM 16 Forum sessions

Thursday, October 25.
AM: C/SCM 16 Forum sessions
PM: Affiliate workshop breakout groups

Friday, October 26. Workshop breakout group reports (ends 11:30am)

General Chair: Barry Boehm, USC-CSE. Administrator: LaDonna Pierce, USC-CSE.
Program Committee: Ray Madachy (C-Bridge; Chair), Chris Abts (USC), Winsor Brown (USC), Sunita Chulani (IBM), Brad Clark (Software Metrics), Dan Ligett (Softstar), Don Reifer (RCI)

*Boehm, Abts, Brown, Chulani, Clark, Horowitz, Madachy, Reifer, Steece, Software Cost Estimation with COCOMO® II, Prentice Hall, 2000.