The papers presented at the conference are available on CEUR.

September 18

Chinese national Cost Measurement Conference
Open COSMIC meeting


Venue: National Convention Center, E Zone, Room 232
8:10-9:00 Registration  
9:00-9:10 Opening Address  
9:15-9:45 National Software engineering standard release  
9:45-10:00 The summary and trends of the software cost measurement industry Wei Wang
10:00-10:20 Break  
10:30-11:10 Trends and development in measurement internationally


Alain Abran
11:10-11:20 Cloud product release ceremony from FairMetric  
11:20-12:00 Use AI technology to identify function points automatically Zhaoxiang Zhong
12:00-14:00 Lunch Time  
Venue: National Convention Center, E Zone, Room 232A
14:00-14:40 A case study of intelligent city software service budget evaluation Pu Bai
14:40-15:20 Quantitative evaluation practice on software output Qianfei Xue
15:20-16:00 Estimates validation for government software projects through Software Accountability Office


Francisco Valdès
16:00-16:40 Third-party cost evaluation practice from government industry Juchao Gao
Private Session


Communications Industry Electric Power Industry Financial Industry

Open COSMIC meeting

Venue:National Convention Center, E Zone, 2nd floor, VIP room

COSMIC community

September 19


Venue: National Convention Center E Zone Room 232A. Simultaneous interpretation
8:00-8:45 Registration
8:45-9:00 Opening Address (Wei Wang 5 minutes, Alain Abran 10 minutes)
9:00-9:45 The success of the COSMIC method, now and in the future


Frank Vogelezang
COSMIC President
9:45-10:20 COSMIC development in China Dylan Ren
10:20-11:05 A ‘Scatter-gun’ or ‘Rifle-shot’ approach to estimating and managing software activities?


Charles Symons
10:05-11:15 Lifetime Achievements Award Ceremony
11:15-11:30 Break  
11:30-12:00 Testing Effort Data & COSMIC Function Points-based Estimation Models


Jayakumar KR
12:00-12:30 COSMIC FSM for real-time embedded systems projects


Hassan Soubra
12:30-13:30 Lunch Time  
13:30-14:30 Earned Scope Management with COSMIC in Software Projects


Francisco ValdèsKeynote
14:30-15:05 The combination of the understanding and practice of the function point analysis method Ying Wu
15:05-15:35 COSMIC practice sharing in an insurance company Danxia Xu
15:35-15:50 Break  
15:50-16:20 Book in Chinese: Estimation of Software Projects


Alain Abran
COSMIC Chairman
16:20-16:50 COSMIC and Quality of Requirements


Sylvie Trudel
16:50-17:20 An Analysis of the COSMIC data in the ISBSG repository


Harold van Heeringen
ISBSG President
17:20-17:30 Next year conference Frank Vogelezang
COSMIC President

September 20

The papers presented at the conference are available on CEUR.

Venue: National Convention Center,

E zone, Room TBD

Venue: National Convention Center,

E zone, Room TBD

Track 1:


Track 2:



No. Title Author No. Title


08:45-12:00 1 Automated COSMIC Measurement and Requirement Quality Improvement Through ScopeMaster® Tool Erdir Ungan & Colin Hammond



1 A Study of the Correlation between Functional Size Measures and Object-oriented Measures Luigi Lavazza, Geng



2 Automated Size Measurement of Embedded System based on XML using COSMIC FSM Thandar Zaw, Lwin, Ochimizu



2 Performance of Two COSMIC Approximation Techniques Using  Use Cases Francisco Valdes



3 Automated COSMIC Measurement of Java Swing Applications throughout their Development Life Cycle Chamkha, Sellami & Abran


3 Challenges of Using Software Size in Agile Software Development: A Systematic Literature Review Hacaloglu & Demirors



4 Towards an Assessment Tool for Controlling Functional Changes in Scrum Process Sellami, Haoues, Borchani, Bouassida



4 Analysis of the Gap Between Initial Estimated Size and the Final (True) Size of the Software Ungan, Trudel, Abran



5 Functional Size Measurement for Energy Needs early Estimation in Autonomous Drones Soubra, Azib



5 A Measurement Design for the Comparison of Expert Usability Evaluation and Mobile Apps Users Reviews Necmiye, Abran



Lunch Time


COSMIC Mini-tutorials & Workshop

1 Accuracy of Measurements (tutorial)

(45 mins)









2 Real & Quick COSMIC sizing (tutorial)

(2 hours)

3 COSMIC automation (workshop)

(1.5 hours)


September 21

SPI-China will host a post-conference 1-day tour of Beijing (free activity)