October 2019 Newsletter

National Congress of Software Measurement & Estimation 2019

You are invited to the National Congress of Software Measurement and Estimation, CNMES.  This is part of the 7th International Research Conference and Innovation in Software Engineering (CONISOFT2019).

Do not miss this forum where there will be an exchange of ideas related to the measurement and estimation of software among professionals, software development companies and academics.

Venue: Faculty of Engineering, UNAM, Mexico City.
Date: October 24 2019

Go to CNMES 2019 for more details.


GUFPI-ISMA (Italian Software Metrics Association) Events

GUFPII-ISMA Metrics Conference in Rome

Listen to expert speakers discuss: measurement estimation, application of measurement to ICT contracts, measuring security requirements and more. 

Venue: Frentani Congress Center, Via dei Frentani, 4 00185 Rome
Date:  October 24 2019
Learn more about this event

Please, don’t forget to visit the GUFPI-ISMA website.  We are working on translating the GUFPI website into English.

GUFPII-ISMA 3rd Evento Metrico in Padua


GUFPI-ISMA is hosting the 3rd Evento Metrico on Nov 29, 2019 in Padua (Italy).

Join us and participate in discussions on measurement using several techniques including function points.

Learn more and register (click on 3° Event Metrico 2019). Attendance is free for GUFPI-ISMA members). An event program will be published soon.

Why don’t you extend your stay in Padua?  On Saturday Nov 30, we’ll hold a cultural event, called ‘Evento Differente’.  We will visit “Cappella degli Scrovegni”, one of Giotto’s masterpieces. Find out more and register for this event.

Are you interested? Save the dates and join us in Padua!


International Workshop on Software Measurement (IWSM) 

The International Workshop of Statistical Modelling has just concluded in Haarlem, the Netherlands (7-9 October).

The focus this year was on Cost Estimation, industry tracks, research tracks and a training track to learn the Software Cost Estimation Body of Knowledge.

The 30th anniversary of Nesma was also celebrated during the conference.  Why don’t you join Nesma?  A membership will give you a discount that almost covers the membership fee for 1 year.


Now available – new version of “User Guide for Application of Function Point Analysis in Software Enhancement Projects” 

Last year the new version of the ISO standard for Function Point Analysis was released.

In addition to the ISO standard, there are various user guides that describe the application of FPA in certain situations.

This includes a professional guide that describes how to apply FPA when maintaining and/or enhancing software.

This week we also released an updated version of this user guide. The new version (2.3) is in line with the adapted terminology used in the ISO standard. In addition, a High Level approach has been described in this area of application.

The new version can be downloaded free of charge from the Nesma website.  Search there for “FPA for Software Enhancement”.


ISBSG section on Nesma website updated

Nesma has updated the information on its website to reflect the current offerings of the ISBSG in better way. Find out more.

Nesma members get significant discounts when subscribing to ISBSG, please check it out!