The sixth meeting will be held at University College London, 66–72 Gower Street, London on Friday 21st October, from 10:30 for 11:00, to 16:00.

If you plan to attend, please e-mail me at  I will send full joining details. (Names needed in advance for UCL Security)



Introductions (brief round table)

Welcome to UCL Software Systems Engineering (Mark Harman*)

‘COSMIC Contributions to Effort Estimation Improvements and Functional Size Measurement Automation’ (Alain Abran**)

‘Data regression and management’ (Talk given at International Cost Estimating and Analysis Conference) (Andrew Langridge***)

Lunch break

Workshop on ‘Estimating for mixed new/re-use projects over the life-cycle’. (An open discussion on some tricky estimating challenges) (Aveek Dasgupta, SITA)

‘Multi-objective software effort estimation’ (Federica Sarro, UCL)

Revision of the ISO 19761 COSMIC standard + Overview of current ISO Systems/Software Engineering activities (Peter Fagg)

Report on COSMIC-related and other papers from the IWSM in Berlin + COSMIC Measurement Practices Committee and other COSMIC-related progress (Charles Symons, Aveek Dasgupta)


* Mark Harman is Professor of Software Engineering, Head of the Software Systems Engineering Group and
Director of the CREST centre, Department of Computer Science, University College London,

** Alain Abran is Professor – Ecole de technologie superieure – University of Québec (Canada), Department of software engineering and information technology

*** Andrew Langridge is Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Whole Life Cost Engineering and Cost Data Management, University of Bath, and Managing Director of Price Systems UK

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