Research Title: An Approach of Web Service Quality Attributes Specification
Author: Samer Odeh Hanna, Published Year: 2010
Communications of the IBIMA Journal , 2010
Faculty: Information Technology

Abstract: Web Services are considered a new way of building software applications based on Services that are available through the Internet. However, Web Services still face many problems that are limiting their adoption. One of the causes of this problem is the lack of metadata about the quality attributes of Web Services, which make Service Requesters reluctant to integrate Web Service with their applications. This paper proposes a novel ontology that describes a model of the requester-oriented Web Services' quality attributes. The ontology is based on previous quality models which have been refined and modified specifically to address the quality issues as they relate to the requester of Web Services. Also an analysis will describe how some of the quality attributes in the previous model can be evaluated using different types of test cases.

Keywords: Service Oriented Architecture, Web Services, Quality Attributes, Testing

Research Title: Reducing the Gap between Software Engineering Curricula and Software Industry in Jordan
Author: Samer Odeh Hanna, Published Year: 2014
Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 7
Faculty: Information Technology

Abstract: Nowadays software is taking a very important role in almost all aspects of our daily lives which gave great importance to the study field of Software Engineering. However, most of the current Software Engineering graduates in Jordan lack the required knowledge and skills to join software industry because of many reasons. This research investigates these reasons by firstly analyzing more than 1000 software job listings in Jordanian and Gulf area e-recruitment services in order to discover the skills and knowledge areas that are mostly required by software industry in Jordan and the Gulf area, and secondly comparing these knowledge areas and skills with those provided by the Software Engineering curricula at the Jordanian Universities. The awareness of the Software Engineering students and academic staff of the concluded mostly required knowledge areas and skills is measured using two questionnaires. Recommendations to decrease the gap between Software Engineering academia and industry had also been taken from a sample of software companies’ manager using a third questionnaire. The results of this research revealed that many important skills such as Web applications development are very poorly covered by Software engineering curricula and that many Software engineering students and academic staffs are not aware about many of the mostly needed skills to join industry.

Keywords: Software Engineering, Software Industry, Knowledge Areas, Knowledge Gap, Required Skills to Join Industry

Research Title: An Approach to Extend WSDL-Based Data Types Specification to Enhance Web Services Understandability
Author: Samer Odeh Hanna, Published Year: 2015
International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 6
Faculty: Information Technology

Abstract: Web Services are important for integrating distributed heterogeneous applications. One of the problems that facing Web Services is the difficulty for a service provider to represent the datatype of the parameters of the operations provided by a Web service inside Web Service Description Language (WSDL). This problem will make it difficult for service requester to understand, reverse engineering, and also to decide if Web service is applicable to the required task of their application or not. This paper introduces an approach to extend Web service datatypes specifications inside WSDL in order to solve the aforementioned challenges. This approach is based on adding more description to the provided operations parameters datatypes and also simplified the WSDL document in new enrichment XML-Schema. The main contributions of this paper are: 1. Comprehensive study of 33 datatypes in C# language, and how they are represented inside WSDL document. 2. Classification of the previous mentioned datatypes into 3 categories: ( Clear, Indistinguishable, and Unclear ) datatypes. 3. Enhance the representation of 18% of C# datatypes that are not supported by XML by producing a new simple enrichment XML-based schema. 4. Enhance Web Service Understandability by simplifying WSDL document through producing summarized new simple enrichment schema.

Keywords: Datatypes; Understandability; Web Service

Research Title: An Approach to Modeling Web Services Datatype Descriptions
Author: Samer Odeh Hanna, Published Year: 2016
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, 11
Faculty: Information Technology

Abstract: Web services are becoming a significant part of Web applications in different fields such as e-commerce applications. A problem that is facing Web services is that the Web services datatype descriptions inside Web Services Description Language are difficult to be understood by service providers or requesters due to many reasons; one of these reasons is the lack of expressiveness of the Schema based datatype system that is used to describe provider side datatypes inside Web Services Description Language. This problem leads to producing vague, custom and inconsistent datatype descriptions by different Web services development techniques inside the auto-generated Web Services Description Languages. This paper proposes an approach to formally model Web services datatype descriptions in order to solve the previous problem. The approach is based on mapping the datatype section inside a Web Services Description Language into a more understandable tree and models. Following the paper's approach, service requesters can understand the datatype descriptions of the provided operations by a Web service inside Web Services Description Language and consequently this will make it easier to invoke these operations. A prototype tool has been built and it proved to be efficient in enhancing Web services understandability.

Keywords: Web services, Web services modeling, Web services datatype descriptions, Extensible markup language schema datatypes, Web services description language, Understandability

Research Title: An Approach to Detect Web Services Vague Datatype Specifications to Enhance Understandability
Author: Samer Odeh Hanna, Published Year: 2016
International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, 11
Faculty: Information Technology

Abstract: Web services are important for integrating distributed heterogeneous applications. Web services datatype specifications inside a WSDL interface are difficult to be understood by service requestors and this fact hinders the understandability of web services. A reason for this problem is that web services depend on XML schema-based datatypes and these datatypes are not expressive enough to map many of the web services provider side datatypes written in high level programming languages such as Java and C#. This research investigates the previous problem by analysing the datatype specifications inside WSDLs generated when developing web services by different techniques. Based on this analysis, the paper proposes an approach to detect vague, custom, and similar datatype specifications produced by each of the investigated web services development techniques. When service providers detect such specifications, they can then annotate these specifications to reach for more understandable WSDL interfaces and hence more understandable web services. To demonstrate the usefulness of the proposed approach, a proof of concept tool has been built and this tool proved to be efficient in detecting vague, custom and similar datatype specifications serialised by different web services development techniques.

Keywords: web services; XML schema; datatype specifications; web services description language; WSDL; web services development; web service understandability; vagueness.

Research Title: Test case generation for semantic-based user input validation of web applications
Author: Samer Odeh Hanna, Published Year: 2018
International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, 13
Faculty: Information Technology

Abstract: Semantic-based user input validation of web applications is important because of the central role these applications play in our daily lives. An example of such a process is in rejecting a four-digit number as an input that represents the age of a web application user. Testing professionals must write test cases that can be used to check if a web application can handle semantically invalid inputs. Most of the current approaches for test case generation for web applications do not consider the semantics of inputs. And for approaches that do consider input semantics, test case generation is done manually. This paper defines a process that can be used to automate and in some cases, semi-automate the generation of test cases to assess semantic-based user input validation of web applications (TCSUIV). To prove the usefulness of the process in this paper, it is applied to case study web page. A prototype tool has been built also to show the applicability of this paper process for test case generation for web application.

Keywords: user input validation, UIV, test case generation for web applications, semantic-related user input validation, automatic test case generation

Research Title: تطبيقات محاسبية وإحصائية باستخدام برنامج إكسل
Author: Yousef Ali Hroot, Published Year: 2016
Faculty: Business

Abstract: https://www.noor-book.com/book/review/505917

Keywords: تطبيقات محاسبية وإحصائية باستخدام برنامج إكسل

Research Title: The impact of organizational storytelling on organizational performance within Jordanian telecommunication sector
Author: Atef Al-Raoush, Published Year: 2020
Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 32 No. 5, pp.
Faculty: Business

Abstract: Purpose This study aims to assess the impact of organizational storytelling on organizational performance by undertaking telecommunication companies located in the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan. Design/methodology/approach A quantitative design has been adopted to identify the impact of organizational storytelling on organizational performance, recruiting 460 employees at managerial levels from three telecom companies (Umniah, Zain and Orange). A step-wise regression analysis has been applied to analyze the data collected using a close-ended structured questionnaire. Findings A total of 284 male and 176 female employees took part in the study. The study has found a positive and significant impact of organizational learning, change management, corporate culture, training and development and leadership and indicated that these determinants positively related to organizational performance. Findings …

Keywords: Change management, Organizational Performance, Corporate Culture, Leadership, Training and development

Research Title: Impact of Financial Management on Improving Quality at Jordanian Public University Hospitals
Author: Atef Al-Raoush, Published Year: 2020
Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, Vol. 19, No. 03, 205
Faculty: Business

Abstract: The main purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of financial management on improving quality at the public university hospitals in Jordan. We used a quantitative method with a sample of 220 public university hospital staff. Using simple linear regression analysis, we showed via our findings a significant impact of the financial management dimension on the quality management dimension. These findings emphasise that using a proficient financial management system would improve the quality of services and overall organisational performance in the Jordanian public healthcare sector.

Keywords: Public administration financial management quality management public university hospitals Jordan

Research Title: The lived experience of family members who care for children with cancer: An interpretative phenomenological approach
Author: Maha Mohammed Wahbi Atout, Published Year: 2021
European Journal of Nursing Oncology , NA
Faculty: Nursing

Abstract: Purpose This study aimed to explore the lived experiences of family carers in the care of children with cancer. Method A phenomenological hermeneutic approach was conducted, informed by the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. Fourteen interviews were conducted with family members: mothers (n = 9), grandmothers and fathers (n = 5). Fourteen family carers were voluntarily enrolled from a public children's oncology department in Bethlehem in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used to analyze the data. Results Three major themes emerged from the data analysis. The first theme was the caring experience, which included three subthemes: changing priorities over time, information given about children's illness, and parents suffering due to treating irritable children. The second theme was the challenges to effective care, which illustrates the most significant challenges faced during caring, including the effects of family relations and emotional support. The final theme was around the support system; family carers found several resources to support them in their children's care, including other parents' experiences with similar diseases, the hospital environment, and their religious beliefs. Conclusions This study informs parents and healthcare providers about the daily lived experiences of family carers. Healthcare providers can fulfil a significant role in giving emotional support and relief to family carers. However, they will need continuous practise to equip them with the communication skills they require to deal with the family carers in these difficult situations.

Keywords: Family carers children cancer experience phenomenology