Effect specifications as an Alternative to Use Cases

Anders Barlach, Jesper Simonsen

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    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 31st Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, IRIS 31, Public systems in the future – possibilities, challenges and pitfalls, Åre, Sweden, August 10-13, 2008
    RedaktørerA. Asproth, K. Axelsson, S.C. Holmberg, C. Ihlström, B. Sundgren
    Antal sider21
    ForlagMid Sweden University
    Publikationsdato2008
    StatusUdgivet - 2008
    Begivenhed31st Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia: Public systems in the future - possibilities, challenges and pitfalls - Åre, Sverige
    Varighed: 10 aug. 200813 aug. 2008
    Konferencens nummer: 31

    Konference

    Konference31st Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia
    Nummer31
    LandSverige
    ByÅre
    Periode10/08/200813/08/2008

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    Barlach, A., & Simonsen, J. (2008). Effect specifications as an Alternative to Use Cases. I A. Asproth, K. Axelsson, S. C. Holmberg, C. Ihlström, & B. Sundgren (red.), Proceedings of the 31st Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, IRIS 31, Public systems in the future – possibilities, challenges and pitfalls, Åre, Sweden, August 10-13, 2008 Mid Sweden University.
    Barlach, Anders ; Simonsen, Jesper. / Effect specifications as an Alternative to Use Cases. Proceedings of the 31st Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, IRIS 31, Public systems in the future – possibilities, challenges and pitfalls, Åre, Sweden, August 10-13, 2008. red. / A. Asproth ; K. Axelsson ; S.C. Holmberg ; C. Ihlström ; B. Sundgren. Mid Sweden University, 2008.
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    Barlach, A & Simonsen, J 2008, Effect specifications as an Alternative to Use Cases. i A Asproth, K Axelsson, SC Holmberg, C Ihlström & B Sundgren (red), Proceedings of the 31st Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, IRIS 31, Public systems in the future – possibilities, challenges and pitfalls, Åre, Sweden, August 10-13, 2008. Mid Sweden University, 31st Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, Åre, Sverige, 10/08/2008.

    Effect specifications as an Alternative to Use Cases. / Barlach, Anders; Simonsen, Jesper.

    Proceedings of the 31st Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, IRIS 31, Public systems in the future – possibilities, challenges and pitfalls, Åre, Sweden, August 10-13, 2008. red. / A. Asproth; K. Axelsson; S.C. Holmberg; C. Ihlström; B. Sundgren. Mid Sweden University, 2008.

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    Barlach A, Simonsen J. Effect specifications as an Alternative to Use Cases. I Asproth A, Axelsson K, Holmberg SC, Ihlström C, Sundgren B, red., Proceedings of the 31st Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, IRIS 31, Public systems in the future – possibilities, challenges and pitfalls, Åre, Sweden, August 10-13, 2008. Mid Sweden University. 2008