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Informally described design patterns are useful for communicating proven solutions for recurring design problems to developers, but they cannot be used as compliance points against which solutions that claim to conform to the patterns are checked. Pattern specification languages that utilize mathematical notation provide the needed formality, but often at(More)
An aspect-oriented design model consists of a set of aspect models and a primary model. Each aspect model describes a feature that crosscuts elements in the primary model. Aspect and primary models are composed to obtain an integrated design view. In this paper we describe a composition approach that utilizes a composition algorithm and composition(More)
An aspect-oriented design model consists of a set of aspect models and a primary model. Each of these models consists of a number of different kinds of UML diagrams. The models must be composed to identify conflicts and analyze the system as a whole. We have developed a systematic approach for composing class diagrams in which a default composition(More)
Access control features are often spread across and tangled with other functionality in a design. This makes modifying and replacing these features in a design difficult. Aspect-oriented modeling (AOM) techniques can be used to support separation of access control concerns from other application design concerns. Using an AOM approach, access control(More)
A design pattern describes a generic solution for problems that occur repeatedly. Current descriptions of design patterns describe solutions with graphical notation and complementing text. To encourage the use of design patterns , the development of pattern supporting tools is imperative. This requires design patterns to be specified precisely. There has(More)
This paper presents a metamodeling approach to precisely expressing pattern properties. In this work, a pattern is treated as a characterization of a family of solutions, where the solutions are expressed as UML (Unified Modeling Language) design models. This treatment of patterns paves the way for the development of pattern-based model refactoring(More)
Cost-effective development of large, integrated computer-based systems can be realized through systematic reuse of development experiences throughout the development process. We describe a technique for representing reusable modeling experiences. The technique allows developers to express domain-specific design patterns as a sub-language of the modeling(More)
The increasing use of Web-based applications continues to broaden the user groups of enterprise applications at large. Since ordinary users often equate the quality of user interface (UI) with the quality of the entire application, the importance of providing easy-to-use UIs has been significantly increasing. Unfortunately, designing a single UI satisfying(More)
The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is being used as the de-facto standard in the software industry. With the adoption of UML 2.0, the new enhancements allow this version to describe many of the elements found in today's software technology as well as Model Driven Architecture and Service-Oriented Architecture. Although OMG has released several UML Profiles(More)