CM Association for Computing Machinery

API Application Progpam Interface

ER Entity Relationship

IEC International Electrotechnical Commission

ISO International System Organization

IDL Interface Definition Language

ISO International Standard Organization


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­Object Management Architecture



ORB Object Request Broker

Capability Maturity Model

Component Object Model

ORBA Common Object Request Broker Architecture

COP Component-Oriented Programming

CBSE Component-Based Software Engineering


CPM Critical Path Method ( )

PERT Program Evaluation and Review Technique ( PERT)

PMBOK Project Management Body of Knowledge (


SQA Software Quality Assurance ( )

V&V Verification and Validation ( )


SWEBOK SoftWare Engineering of Body Knowledge

RMI Remote Method Invocation