Capturing and using design rationale is becoming a hot topic for software architects, as architectural design decisions are now considered first class entities that should be recorded and documented explicitly. Capturing such architecture knowledge has been underestimated for several years as architects have been only focused on documenting their… (More)
The objective of this study was to do an epidemiological and costs analysis of the impact of road traffic injuries on the demand for emergency room services at hospitals located in the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico. The studied population included injured people who demanded medical attention at the emergency room for injuries due to events in public places,… (More)
We apply the gravity model to examine the effects of the Andean Community and Mercosur on both intra-regional and intra-industrial trade in the period 1980-1997. After accounting for size and distance effects, the Andean Community preferential trade agreements had a significant effect on both the differentiated and reference products, in particular capital… (More)
This paper describes the ADDSS tool which enables capturing and documenting architectural design decisions in order to avoid knowledge vaporization.
Architectural Knowledge Management (AKM) has been an active research area in the last decade; the importance of making the right architectural decisions -- and making these at the right time -- has been recognized by the contemporary software engineering practices. Several AKM meta-models, templates and tools have been proposed and applied in practice to… (More)
We present the collaborative development of a web-based data collection and monitoring plan for thirty-two county councils within New Mexico's health council system. The monitoring plan, a key component in our multiyear participatory statewide evaluation process, was co-developed with the end users: representatives of the health councils. Guided by the… (More)
Ensuring the longevity of a software system is an important concern for developers and maintainers. However, when a system's architecture decays during evolution and its quality degrades as a result, the system's long-term sustainability is highly affected. In this light, providing mediums to estimate and track the sustainability of a software system is… (More)