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The influence of software quality requirements on the suitability of software cost estimation methods

Today I was giving a speech at the 24th International Forum on COCOMO and Systems/Software Cost Modeling held at MIT in Cambridge, MA. I presented the intermediate results I achieved in the research for my master thesis, which is supervised by Dr. Stefan Wagner from TUM and Dr. Ricardo Valerdi from MIT.  Here are the slides, as well as the abstract of the work.



4th of July 2009 in Boston – Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline

This week has been rather busy for me, because I moved from my temporary place in Cambridge to my new place in Somerville. Additionally, this Saturday was the US holiday, the 4th of July.  On the eve of the holiday, I went to the Boston Pops Concert 2009 of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and famous artists; among others Neil Diamond.

On the 4th of July I was lucky to see the fireworks from a roof garden of Stefano’s place; who’s also a visiting student at MIT. I took a few videos of the fireworks and Neil Diamond performing Sweet Caroline.

Neil Diamond performing Sweet Caroline on 4th of July 2009 in Boston

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First weeks in Boston

As I have promised in my previous blog post, I provide you with some pictures of my first two weeks in Boston. In the last couple of days I have already been busy reading lots of papers for my research and didn’t get that much time to explore Boston. Nevertheless, this gallery contains some first impressions of Boston, Cambridge, Harvard University and  the surroundings of MIT.

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New to Boston: Discovering a new city, the MIT and going on a whale watching tour

Hello everybody. It has been a long time since my last blog entry. As a few things changed in my life; so basically I am not staying in Munich any more, but I took a trip over to the US to do research for my master thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.  In the weeks to come, I will hopefully find the time to explain you a bit on my ongoing research on software cost estimation models.

I am in Boston for 5 days now, and I had a amazing experience on Sunday. I did a whale watching tour, and I captured two videos which I want to share with you. You can see this huge creatures live in their natural environment.

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