Introducing New Pattern Language Concepts and an Extended Pattern Structure for Ubiquitous Computing Application Design Support

René Reiners, Fraunhofer FIT

Irina Astrova, Talinn University of Technology

Alfred Zimmermann, Reutlingen University



The method of collecting and communicating design knowledge in the shape of design patterns is a proven method, which is applied in different domains originating from architecture over software engineering, organizational aspects up to application design. This work introduces an extension of the pattern language concept and the applied pattern format introduced by Christopher Alexander, Jan Borchers and others. Our intention is to formulate a generic pattern language for ubiquitous computing application design. The language should enable contributors to integrate ideas and approaches from related domains into one pattern language construct. We present new and extended features for the ”traditional” pattern language concept and its pattern structures on a conceptual basis. We also address needed features when opening the pattern language concept for a community that is asked to provide feedback to given patterns and contribute new findings.



PATTERNS 2011 - The Third International Conferences on Pervasive Patterns and Applications,

25-30 September 2011 Rome, Italy, ISBN 978-1-61208-158-8,

IARIA Proceedings of PATTERNS 2011, pp 61-66 (2011).




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