Towards E-CASE Tools for Software Engineering


  • Nabil Arman Palestine Polytechnic University



CASE Tools, E-Technology, Software Engineering, Online Engineering.


CASE tools are having an important role in all phases of software systems development and engineering. This is evident in the huge benefits obtained from using these tools including their cost-effectiveness, rapid software application development, and improving the possibility of software reuse to name just a few. In this paper, the idea of moving towards E-CASE tools, rather than traditional CASE tools, is advocated since these E-CASE tools have all the benefits and advantages of traditional CASE tools and add to that all the benefits of web technology. This is presented by focusing on the role of E-CASE tools in facilitating the trend of telecommuting and virtual workplaces among software engineering and information technology professionals. In addition, E-CASE tools integrates smoothly with the trend of E-learning in conducting software engineering courses. Finally, two surveys were conducted for a group of software engineering professional and students of software engineering courses. The surveys show that E-CASE tools are of great value to both communities of students and professionals of software engineering.

Author Biography

Nabil Arman, Palestine Polytechnic University

Nabil Arman received his BS in Computer Science with high honors from Yarmouk University , Jordan in 1990 and an MS in Computer Science from The American University of Washington, DC USA in 1997. On May 20, 2000, he received his Ph.D from the School of Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University, Virginia, USA. He is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron, Palestine. Dr. Arman is interested in Database and Knowledge-Base Systems and Algorithms.




How to Cite

Arman, N. (2013). Towards E-CASE Tools for Software Engineering. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC), 6(1), pp. 16–19.