ISMA Conference

IFPUG ISMA Conferences

The purpose of the ISMA (International Software Metrics & Analysis) Conference is to provide educational and networking opportunities to IFPUG members and software measurement professionals in general, by learning and sharing knowledge in the world of software measurement. Along with IFPUG publications and products, the goal of the ISMA conferences is to increase the global reach of Function Points Analysis and SNAP with strategically chosen themes by taking industrial and academic interest into consideration.


IFPUG was formally established in 1986 in Westerville, Ohio, USA, and the first conference was held that same year in Toronto, Canada. For the first several years, IFPUG held bi-annual, in-person multi-day conferences, along with workshops, committee meetings. First ISMA conference (ISMA1) took place in the month of September 2006 and was held in San Diego, CA.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISMA conferences have changed in format, from a traditional face-to-face event to a virtual one-day annual conference, with the most recent having been ISMA19 held in June 2022.


For beginners, the conference program often combines regular presentations with educational workshops, during face-to-face events. For experts, it is a platform to share ideas with the measurement community and to learn from other experts. Networking opportunities offered by ISMA are highly valued in the industry.

Upcoming ISMA Conference

Register now for the next conference, ISMA20 to be hosted virtually on Thursday, May 4.

All sessions below are in Eastern Time

8:00 am - 8:05 am

8:05 am - 8:55 am

8:55 am - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 10:50 am

10:50 am - 11:40 am

11:40 am - 11:45 am

General set-up and welcome

“Metrics That Mean Something”, presented by Tom Cagley

“Automating Functional Size Using the SW4SysML Profile”, presented by Charles Wesolowski


“Validation of a Function Point Analysis”, presented by Christine Green

“VAF or not VAF? That’s the Question!”, presented by Luigi Buglione

General Q&A, Closing Remarks

Furter details about each presenter and session will be published soon, please check back for additional details.

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Conferences from Past


Virtual Conference – June 24, 2022”

Presented by Daniel French & Carol Dekkers Session Description: Roberto Meli developed a more streamlined function point analysis methodology based on the International Function Point...

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Presented by Saurabh Saxena Session Description: Software Nonfunctional Assessment Process (SNAP) was developed to size non-functional project requirements which were non-sizable by traditional Function Point...

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Presented by Charley Tichenor Session Description: During the 1990s and early 2000s, there were questions about the usefulness of function points for the portion of...

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Presented by Charles Wesolowski Session Description: This session will include the following overview: Model Based System Engineering IFPUG Meta Model Elements and Types Functional Analysis...

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Virtual Conference – June 24, 2021

Presented by Carlos Eduardo Vazquez Session Description: This presentation addresses the software development economic environment in the last decade and how it has changed the...

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Presented by Julián Gómez Session Description: Discover the 7 key points of function point methodology. These include product focus, use by the international community, improved...

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Presented by Fabrizio Di Cola and Domenico Geluardi Session Description: In the current scenario of the IT world, security is one of the preponderant factors...

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Karnataka, India – March 8, 2019

Michael Milutis   Abstract: In this session, Michael Milutis will share what he has learned from having consulted with hundreds of project management and IT...

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Abstract: In the era of the internet of things (IoT) the boundaries of hardware/software combinations that were once standalone now have expanded. In your kitchen...

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Abstract: The presentation will describe how a team training program can enhance the team’s skills, based on a new, creative set of metrics. In addition...

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Abstract: Shu-Ha-Ri is a Japanese martial art concept which describes the progression of learning to mastery. This concept can be applied to various disciplines and...

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Abstract: What are Micro-services? : Micro services is a form of service-oriented architecture style wherein applications are built as a collection of different smaller services...

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Abstract: CMMI v 2.0 released in April 2018, has allotted a separate process area for estimation which is entirely based on solution-size measurement. In this...

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Abstract: The advent of digital has brought about a paradigm shift in developing IT solutions. Today’s customers expect exceptional creativity in solving business problems, requiring...

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Abstract: Main Topics: Why Objective Sizing like Functional Sizing is still required for Agile Deliveries How to define Categories of T-shirt sizes to achieve functional...

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Abstract: Using Functional Sizing on Agile projects requires integration of delivery process with measurement process. The gaps, if any, can take away the whole purpose...

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Abstract: When Agile trends started picking up, we heard enough about ‘Function Points are not suitable for Agile’, ‘Function Points are too heavy for Agile’...

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Abstract: Nucleon’s and Function Points, a match made in heaven for C-level visibility of IT. To most C-level management, their company’s IT department is a black...

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