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ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM), Volume 19 Issue 2, October 2009

Conceptual data model-based software size estimation for information systems
Hee Beng Kuan Tan, Yuan Zhao, Hongyu Zhang
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1571629.1571630

Size estimation plays a key role in effort estimation that has a crucial impact on software projects in the software industry. Some information required by existing software sizing methods is difficult to predict in the early stage of software...

Measuring the strength of information flows in programs
Wes Masri, Andy Podgurski
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/1571629.1571631

Dynamic information flow analysis (DIFA) was devised to enable the flow of information among variables in an executing program to be monitored and possibly regulated. It is related to techniques like dynamic slicing and dynamic...

Amoeba: A methodology for modeling and evolving cross-organizational business processes
Nirmit Desai, Amit K. Chopra, Munindar P. Singh
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/1571629.1571632

Business service engagements involve processes that extend across two or more autonomous organizations. Because of regulatory and competitive reasons, requirements for cross-organizational business processes often evolve in subtle ways. The...