Industry Context

Information technology is evolving rapidly,  and when its impact is very significant (as in mission-critical and safety and health-related software systems), the design of software measures and related software measuring instruments, including measurement case studies as reference material, must evolve to stay ahead of software technology. The COSMIC Group has set up a taskforce  on Artificial Intelligence (AI) software to address the gaps and weaknesses in the coverage of its set of software sizing measurement Guidelines and case studies.

COSMIC AI Taskforce approach

A considerable amount of new highly specialized knowledge must be developed to leverage the benefits of using COSMIC Function Points in Artificial Intelligence software development context, and in particular for adequate management of AI software development. The COSMIC AI Taskforce approach consists of

  • Development of an understanding of the functional characteristics in AI, including their uniqueness in comparison to previous domains, and a  focus on the sizing of algorithms.
  • Identification alternatives for the tailoring of COSMIC measurement procedures for sizing AI software requirements.
  • An initial design of AI-specific measurement procedures.
  • Field tests through the design of AI specific measurement case studies.
  • Internal COSMIC reviews for validation and improvements.
  • An initial public version.


Availability and international recognition of such standard measurement standards for sizing in AI software contexts is of  interest to software organizations and their customer bases, for both small and large organizations at an international level.

Professional Contributors:

Task force leader: Dr. Ali Idri (SPM Research Team, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Ben Guerir, Morocco)

Core members:

Dr. Safae Laqrichi

Dr. Jayakumar

Dr. Vinh Thuo

Dr. Koulla Moulla

Dr. Cuadrado-Gallego

Review members:


A workshop session will be held at the IWSM MENSURA 2024 Conference with the contents given below:

  • Information sharing, position of TaskForce Leaders
  • Discussion & Exchange of Views- Opinions
  • Planning of next goals and objectives
  • Planning of short term, mid-term and long term steps