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Informally described design patterns are useful for communicating proven solutions for recurring design problems to developers, but they are inadequate for more rigorous use of design patterns. For example, they cannot be used as compliance points against which solutions that claim to conform to the patterns are checked. Pattern specification languages that(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)
Design patterns describe solutions to recurring design problems in the development of software designs. To encourage the use of design patterns, we are investigating tool support for incorporating patterns into UML models. The development of such tools requires patterns to be specified at the metamodel level. Patterns may be specified using roles, where a(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)
Cost-effective development of large, integrated computer-based systems can be realized through systematic reuse of development experiences throughout the development process. In this paper we describe a technique for representing reusable modeling experiences. The technique allows developers to express domain-specific design patterns as a sub-language of(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)
The UML-based Specification Environment (USE) tool supports syntactic analysis, type checking, consistency checking, and dynamic validation of invariants and pre-/post conditions specified in the Object Constraint Language (OCL). Due to its animation and analysis power, it is useful when checking critical non-functional properties such as security policies.(More)