17th International Forum on COCOMO® and Software Cost Modeling
USC Gerontology Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
October 22-25, 2002
Call for Participation
Seventeenth International Forum on COCOMO® and Software Cost Modeling
October 22-25, 2002. USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Theme: Software Cost Estimation and Risk Management

The topic of this year's Forum is software estimation and risk management.  In particular we solicit papers that explore the interactions between estimation and risk management.  For example, cost models can be used to identify risk items and quantify risk exposure.  Risk analysis methods like Monte Carlo simulation can be applied to cost models.  The likelihood of meeting a cost estimate depends on implementation of good risk management.

As in recent years, the Forum will be complemented by a USC Affiliates' workshop on the theme topic. The overall schedule is listed below.

Tuesday, October 22
Risk Management: Overview and Recent Developments --Barry Boehm
Use of Cost Models in Risk Management --Ray Madachy and Dick Stutzke
Evening: Affiliates' dinner and Workshop kickoff

Wednesday, October 23
Forum sessions

Thursday, October 24
AM: Forum sessions
PM: Affiliate workshop breakout groups

Friday, October 25
Workshop breakout group reports (ends 11:30am)

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