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Pattern reification as the basis for description-driven systems

Estrella, Florida; Kovacs, Zsolt; Le Goff, Jean-Marie; McClatchey, Richard; Solomonides, Tony; Toth, Norbert


Florida Estrella

Zsolt Kovacs

Jean-Marie Le Goff

Tony Solomonides

Norbert Toth


This article represents the culmination of several years of research into description-driven systems in collaboration with CERN which resulted in the PhD thesis of Dr Florida Estrella from UWE's Centre for Complex Cooperative Systems. It has been cited on several occasions by the active object model community and led to invited talks at the Object Oriented Programming, Systems, Lanuage and Architecture (OOPSLA) and the Object Oriented Information Systems conferences in 2003. It is the first application of design patterns in the management of CERN systems using database-resident description and an important advancement on the MDA of the Object Management Group. McClatchey was supervisor for Estrella's PhD.


Estrella, F., Kovacs, Z., Le Goff, J., McClatchey, R., Solomonides, T., & Toth, N. (2003). Pattern reification as the basis for description-driven systems. Software and Systems Modeling, 2(2), 108-119.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 25, 2003
Journal Journal of Software and Systems Modeling
Print ISSN 1619-1366
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 2
Pages 108-119
Keywords pattern reification, description-driven systems, meta-models, system description, UML, design patterns, reflection
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