Computer-aided software engineering: Present status and future directions

M. Chen, J. F. Nunamaker, E. S. Weber

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The authors examine the current status of Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) and discuss the benefits it promises to deliver in the future. First, an extended life-cycle model is presented. Next, basic functions of a CASE environment and the authors’ classification scheme for analyzing CASE products are discussed. Following this, the authors draw implications from the results of empirical CASE studies and propose strategies for adapting CASE technologies. The paper concludes with a discussion of future research and development directions. These include the use of CASE in integrating organization and information systems modeling, in adding value to Executive Information Systems (EIS), and in fostering user-developer collaboration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-13
Number of pages7
JournalACM SIGMIS Database
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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