DEPARTMENT OF Computer Science
Volgenau SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

 

SWE 621 - Software Modeling and Architectural Design
Prerequisite: SWE 619
                    (MSCS Students may substitute CS 540 and CS 571 for SWE 619)

 

Spring 2010                             Wednesday      4:30-7:10 PM                   Engineering 4705

 

Dr. Hassan Gomaa
Engineering 4300                       Phone: 993-1652                        Fax: 993-1710 

email: hgomaaATgmuDOTedu                                         www:  http://www.cs.gmu.edu/

 

Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 PM

 

Course Description:

This is a course in concepts and methods for the architectural design of software systems of sufficient size and complexity to require the effort of several people for many months. Fundamental design concepts and design notations are introduced. Several design methods are presented and compared, with examples of their use.  Students will undertake a term project working in small groups addressing the design of a relatively complex software system.

 

Required Course Text (Available from Johnson Center bookstore):

H. Gomaa, Designing Concurrent, Distributed, and Real-Time Applications with UML, Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series, 2000.

 

Optional Course Texts (Available from Johnson Center bookstore):

Fowler, M. UML Distilled: Applying the Standard Object Modeling Language, 3rd edition, Addison-Wesley, 2004.

 

Course Material (Download from course Web site):

https://gmu.blackboard.com/webct/

 

Grading:

            Term Project                             56%
            Small assignments                         8%
            Final Exam                                                                                                                        36%

 

Software Laboratory: The Rational Software Architect CASE tool is available for the SWE 621 term project in the Volgenau School of IT&E labs.  Visual Paradigm and Visio are also available.

 

 


COURSE CONTENT AND READINGS

 

Introduction to Software Design

Overview of Software Design - Lecture Notes
Software Design Process - Lecture Notes:
Software Design Concepts - Lecture Notes
Introduction to Software Design Methods - Lecture Notes
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 5.

 

Survey of Software Design Methods

Functional Design Methods: Structured Design - module coupling and cohesion criteria; Design strategies: Transform Analysis, Transaction Analysis. Concurrent Design Methods. DARTS - Design Approach for Real Time Systems; concurrent task design, task interface design. Jackson System Development. Overview of Object-based and Object-Oriented Methods. Naval Research Laboratory Software Cost Reduction Method. Object-Oriented Design. Overview of ADARTS (Ada based Design Approach for Real Time Systems) and CODARTS (Concurrent Design Approach for Real Time Systems).
Lecture Notes:
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 5.

 

Object Oriented Software Engineering with UML

Overview: Background. Unified Modeling Language (UML) notation, Object-Oriented Software Life Cycle.
Lecture Notes:
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapters 2, 6.

 

Object Oriented Analysis and Modeling

Use case modeling. Use cases, actors, use case associations. Case study.
Lecture Notes:
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 7.

 

Static modeling. Classes and relationships.  Associations and links.  Composition/aggregation hierarchy, Generalization/specialization hierarchy inheritance. Case study.
Lecture Notes
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 8.

 

Object and class structuring. Objects and classes, object structuring criteria interface objects, entity objects, control objects, application logic objects. Case study.
Lecture Notes
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 9.

 

Finite state machines.  State transition diagrams, statecharts. Events and conditions.  Actions and activities.  Hierarchical statecharts. Case study.
Lecture Notes
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 10.

 

Dynamic modeling. Object interaction, message sequencing. Dynamic analysis from use case model to object interaction model. Case study.
Lecture Notes
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 11.

 

Concurrent Object-Oriented Design

Overview of Concurrent Object-Oriented Design Method.
Lecture Notes
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 6.

 

Software Architecture Design. Subsystem Structuring Criteria. 

Lecture Notes
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 12.

 

Distributed application design. Client / server applications.
Lecture Notes

Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 13.

 

Concurrent Task Structuring; Task Interfaces - message communication, event synchronization, information hiding classes.
Lecture Notes
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 14.

 

Information hiding class design; designing class operations, inheritance in software design, class interface specs.
Lecture Notes
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 15.

 

Detailed Software Design; Integrating tasks and information hiding object. Access synchronization. Design of connector classes.

Lecture Notes
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapter 16.

 

Introduction to Architecture and Design Patterns.

Lecture Notes
Readings: Gomaa text, Chapters 3,12,13.

 

Relational Database Design. Mapping static model to relational database.

Lecture Notes.