english | deutsch



course management

  • Registration in STINE (Modul InfM-EMSE)
  • Course material in Moodle
    • To login you need to use the UHH-kennung (e.g., used for Eduroam, or the Studium Mail-Address)
    • The username of this login typically looks like this “inny700” (four letters followed by three numbers)


Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej

Teaching assistants


Master: Informatics, ITMC, Intelligent Adaptive Systems, Information Systems.
This course is part of the module “Empirical Software Engineering”.


The lecture “Software Patterns” deals with the topic Software Engineering Knowledge using empirical, experience-based patterns to solve typical recurring problems in software projects. This applies to both classic design patterns (patterns and anti-patterns), which are known in the field of Software Architecture, as well as modern, domain- and task-specific patterns such as process and project management patterns, or usability patterns.


  • Basic knowledge in empirical methods and how they can be applied in the field of software engineering
  • Current topics in experience-based software patterns
  • Insights about the state of the art and current research topics in software engineering

PRELIMINARY TIMELINE (under construction)

DateStartEndMain subjectLocationTopics
03.0412:1513:45IntroductionD-125 Theory behind patterns
10.0412:1513:45Design patterns ID-125Adapter, Bridge, Proxy, Composite
17.0412:1513:45Design Patterns IID-125Observer, Strategy, Template
(Abstract) Factory, Command
24.0412:1513:45 Testing Patterns D-125Unit Testing, Dependency Injection, Mocks, Mutation Testing
01.0512:1513:45 No Lecture D-125
08.0512:1513:45Quality PatternsD-125*DD, CI, CD, Quality Assurance
15.0512:1513:45 Usability Patterns I D-125Usability for Mobile: Patterns and Anti-Patterns
22.0512:1513:45 Usability Patterns II D-125 Usability for Mobile: Anti-Patterns
29.0512:1513:45 Architecture Patterns I D-125MVC, Black board, Client-Server/ pep
05.0612:1513:45 Architecture Patterns II D-125 Client-Dispatcher-Server, Broker
12.0612:1513:45No LectureD-125
19.0612:1513:45Collaboration and Management PatternsD-125Guest lecture by Jennifer Nerlich de Vogel
26.0612:1513:45Mini lecturesD-125 tbd
03.0712:1513:45Knowledge and Documentation PatternsD-125



Chistopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, Max Jacobsen, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel:
A Pattern Language
Oxford University Press, 1977.
Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson and John Vlissides:
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software.
Addison Wesley, 1994.
Frank Buschmann, Regine Meunier, Hans Rohnert, Peter Sommerlad and Michael Stal:
Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture: A System of Patterns.
Theresa Neil:
Mobile Design Pattern Gallery: UI Patterns for Smartphone Apps.
O’Reily Media, Inc., 2014.