Keynote Speaker

Prof. Manoj Thulasidas

Singapore Management University

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Introduction to Prof. Manoj Thulasidas:


Keynote Speaker

Associate Professor Dr Nazri Kama

Department of Advanced Informatics, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics,Universiti Teknology Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Speech Title: Software Effort Estimation: Mining the Mind - Minding the Mine

Abstract: In recent years, due to significant evolution in adopting new technologies and development methodologies in the field of software engineering, the developers and researchers are striving to optimize the accuracy of software effort estimation. Studies of software effort estimation have started since 1960s and it has been continuous research due to a lot of arguments and discussions in achieving an accurate effort estimation results. The number of software projects fails due to incomplete requirements and inaccuracy in software estimation. The overestimation and underestimation both are the key challenges for software progress, hence there is a continuous need for an accurate effort estimation. This talk will highlight the best practices, drawbacks, challenges and comparison of accuracy performance associated with the effort estimation models. The primary aim of this talk is to assist the researchers in pursuing their further research on the topic by providing insight into the effort estimation models and techniques.

Introduction to Associate Professor Dr Nazri Kama:

Dr. Nazri Kama is an Associate Professor and Deputy Dean Research and Innovation of the Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (2010), specializing in Software Engineering in the areas of Requirements Engineering. He received his B.Sc. Honors in Management Information System (1999) and M.Sc. in Real-time Software Engineering (2001) from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is an active software engineering researcher at the Software Engineering Research Group and has been successfully leveraging his expertise in various software development projects.