Extracting Domain-Specific and Domain-Neutral Patterns Using Software Stability Concepts

  • Haitham Hamza
  • Ahmed Mahdy
  • Mohamed E. Fayad
  • Marshall Cline
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2817)


Extracting domain-specific patterns and domain-neutral patterns is a challenge for both expert and novice software engineers. Currently, no mature guidelines or methodologies exist for extracting patterns. Software stability model proposed in [3] provides a base for extracting the core knowledge of the domain and identifying atomic notions that can be thought of as patterns by extracting another level of abstraction using software stability concepts. This paper proposes and demonstrates, through examples, how to extract both domain-specific and domain-neutral patterns from systems that are built using software stability concepts.


Stability Model Stable Pattern Stability Concept Core Knowledge Software Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haitham Hamza
    • 1
  • Ahmed Mahdy
    • 1
  • Mohamed E. Fayad
    • 2
  • Marshall Cline
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science & Engineering Dept.University of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA
  2. 2.Computer Engineering Dept., Collage of EngineeringSan José State UniversitySan JoséUSA
  3. 3.MT Systems Co.DallasUSA

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