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Prof. Dr. Walid Maalej

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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)

LectureStartEndMain subjectLocationTopics
0112:1513:45IntroductionZoom Theory behind patterns
0212:1513:45Foundations of Object Oriented Software EngineeringZoomTyping, Information Hiding, Couple and Cohesion, Polymorphism, Binding, Delegation
0312:1513:45Structural Design PatternsZoomAdapter, Bridge, Proxy, Composite
0412:1513:45Behavioural and Creational Design PatternsZoomObserver, Strategy, Template
(Abstract) Factory, Command
0512:1513:45Architectural Patterns IZoomLayers, Blackboard, Model View Controller
0612:1513:45Architectural Patterns IIZoomDistributed Systems, Dispatcher, Broker
0712:1513:45 Testing Patterns IZoomUnit Testing, Dependency Injection, Mocks, Mutation Testing
0812:1513:45Testing Patterns IIZoomTest Driven Development, Acceptance Testing
0912:1513:45Quality PatternsZoom*DD, CI, CD, Quality Assurance
1012:1513:45 Usability Patterns for MobileZoomUsability for Mobile: Patterns and Anti-Patterns
1112:1513:45Knowledge and Documentation PatternsZoom Content Analysis, Patterns of Knowledge Finding
1212:1513:45Collaboration and Management PatternsZoomCollaboration Patterns


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.