Theme: Software Cost, Schedule, and Process
Last year's Forum introduced a number of emerging extensions to the COCOMO® II estimation model. These included COCOTS for COTS integration, CORADMO for Rapid Application Development, COQUALMO for quality estimation, and COSSEMO for stagewise schedule and effort estimation. Discussions at the Forum indicated that these and other cost and schedule estimation models need to address the effects of process selection on cost, schedule, and quality. The choice of process objectives (optimize cost, schedule, or quality) and process architectures (waterfall, incremental, evolutionary, spiral) can have significant effects on a product's overall cost, schedule, and quality, and on the distribution of cost and schedule by stage.
This year's Forum particularly solicits presentations addressing these cost/schedule/process issues, either via experience reports or modeling and data analysis.
Besides these topics, the Forum also solicits papers on other software cost estimation-related topics such as cost models for new software approaches (object-oriented, COTS integration, software product lines); software sizing; and relations between software cost estimation and software risk assessment, requirements, architecture, value assessment, and quality assessment.
The program October 26-28 will consist of invited and contributed presentations, tool presentations and demonstrations. Two half-day tutorials are planned for the first day:
A COCOMO® II Affiliates' meeting will be held on the evening of October 26. Persons interested in making a 20 to 30 minute technical presentation or demonstrating a software cost estimation tool should send a 1 to 2 page abstract to:
Ms. LaDonna Pierce
Center for Software Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781
Phone: (213) 740-5703
Fax: (213) 740-4927
Due date for abstracts: 30 June 1999. Notification to authors: 4 August 1999. Copy of materials due: 15 September 1999. Please send materials in either ascii or as a mail attachment in MS Word.
Persons interested in general participation should contact LaDonna Pierce at USC (213/740-5703; firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to receive a copy of the program and registration form.
FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON
COCOMO® AND SOFTWARE COST MODELING
October 26-28, 1999
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Barry, Boehm, USC
Ray Madachy, USC and Litton Guidance and Control Systems
Bradford Clark, SEI and Software Metrics, Inc.
Sunita Chulani, USC and Rational
Adrian Cowderoy, City University and MMHQ, UK
Richard Fairley, Oregon Graduate Institute
Stuart Glickman, Bellcore
Dan Ligett, Softstar
Don Reifer, RCI
USC Center for Software Engineering and Software Engineering Institute
COCOMO® II Affiliates' Workshop on Software Cost, Schedule, and Process
Tuesday evening, Oct. 26: Issue discussion, breakout group formation
Thursday afternoon, Oct. 28: Breakout group discussions
Friday morning, Oct. 29: Breakout group findings and recommendations
Both the Workshop and the Forum are free to COCOMO® II Affiliates
List of Current Affiliates:
Commercial Industry (9): Bellcore, EDS, Iconix, Lucent, Motorola, Rational, Sun, TI, Xerox
Aerospace Industry (9): Boeing, GDE Systems, Litton, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon
Government (4): FAA, USAF Rome Lab, US Army Research Labs, US Army TACOM FFRDC’s and Consortia (4): IDA, MCC, SEI, SPC