Conference Paper

Significant Productivity Enhancement through Model Driven Techniques: A Success Story

IKV++, Berlin
DOI: 10.1109/EDOC.2006.53 Conference: Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, 2006. EDOC '06. 10th IEEE International
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