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Course Title
Informatics 223
Applied Software Design Techniques
Spring 2015

André van der Hoek
Office: Donald Bren Hall 5038
Phone: +1 949-824-6326

Location: DBH 1300
Day and time: Thursday, 9:00-11:50

Catalogue Description
223 Applied Software Design Techniques (4). Study of concepts, representations, techniques, and case studies in structuring software systems, with an emphasis on design considerations. Topics include static and dynamic system structure, data models, abstractions, naming, protocols and application programmer interfaces.

The class will be discussion-oriented. Papers must have been read beforehand, and discussion will be seeded by questions, observations, and assertions from all students in the class.

Case Study
Each student will perform a case study by adopting one software system that they will use to illustrate the techniques with concrete examples. Based on the case study, a few slides should be prepared weekly that illustrate the findings in the example system.

Design practice
Each student will engage in the design of several software systems (or parts thereof), putting the lessons learned into practice.

All students enrolled in the course will earn a letter grade based upon: (a) class attendance and participation, (b) questions, observations, and assertions that feed the discussions in class, (c) case study slides, and (d) design work.

Course Mailing List
To send mail: 37390-s15@classes.uci.edu
To view the archive: https://eee.uci.edu/classmail/s15/37390/

Students with Disabilities
Any student who feels he or she may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss his or her specific needs. Also contact the Disability Services Center at (949) 824-7494 as soon as possible to better ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

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Week Date Topic Papers
1 April 2 Welcome and introduction (slides)
2 April 9 Models & UML (slides) Seidewitz: What Models Mean
Engels & Groenewegen: Object-Oriented Modeling: A Roadmap
Bell: Death by UML Fever
Petre: UML in Practice
Fowler: UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (third edition) (if you are not familiar with UML)
3 April 16 Software Architecture (slides) Taylor & van der Hoek: Software Design and Architecture: The Once and Future Focus of Sofware Engineering
Perry & Wolf: Foundations for the Study of Software Architecture
Medvidovic, Dashofy & Taylor: Moving Architectural Description from under the Technology Lamppost
4 April 23 Patterns (slides) Lea: Christopher Alexander: An Introduction for Object-Oriented Designers
Gamma, Helm, Johnson, Vlissides: Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Garlan, Allen, Ockerbloom: Exploiting Style in Architectural Design Environments
5 April 30 No class
6 May 7 Data Models (slides) Conklin: Hypertext: An Introduction and Survey
Capriero & Gelernter: Linda in Context
Ferrante, Ottenstein & Warrren: The Program Dependence Graph and Its Use in Optimization
7 May 14 Naming (slides) Berners-Lee, Fielding & Masinter: Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax
Carzaniga, Rosenblum & Wolf: Design and Evaluation of a Wide-Area Event Notification Service
Musen: Domain Ontologies in Software Engineering: Use of Protégé with the EON Architecture
Happel & Seedorf: Applications of Ontologies in Software Engineering
8 May 21 No class
9 May 28 APIs (slides) Parnas: On the Criteria To Be Used in Decomposing Systems into Modules
van der Hoek, Carzaniga, Heimbigner & Wolf: A Testbed for Configuration Management Policy Programming
Kiczales, Lamping, Mendhekar, Maeda, Lopes, Loingtier & Irwin: Aspect-Oriented Programming
10 June 4 Algorithms & protocols (slides) Jones, Harrold & Stasko: Visualization of Test Information to Assist Fault Localization
Meng, Kim, McKinley: LASE: Locating and Applying Systematic Edits by Learning from Examples
Gudgin, Hadley, Mendelsohn, Moreau, Nielsen, Karmarkar & Lafon: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) 1.2
Whitehead & Goland: WebDAV: A Network Protocol for Remote Collaborative Authoring on the Web
Finals week June 11, 08:00-10:00, DBH 1200 Final discussion
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