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Supporting Spreadsheet Maintenance with Dependency Notification. / Roy, Sohon; Hermans, Felienne; van Deursen, Arie.

IS-EUD 2017 6th International Symposium on End-User Development: Extended Abstracts. ed. / Javed Vassilis Khan; Iris Soute. Eindhoven : Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 2017. p. 88-93.

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Harvard

Roy, S, Hermans, F & van Deursen, A 2017, Supporting Spreadsheet Maintenance with Dependency Notification. in JV Khan & I Soute (eds), IS-EUD 2017 6th International Symposium on End-User Development: Extended Abstracts. Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, pp. 88-93.

APA

Roy, S., Hermans, F., & van Deursen, A. (2017). Supporting Spreadsheet Maintenance with Dependency Notification. In J. V. Khan, & I. Soute (Eds.), IS-EUD 2017 6th International Symposium on End-User Development: Extended Abstracts (pp. 88-93). Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Vancouver

Roy S, Hermans F, van Deursen A. Supporting Spreadsheet Maintenance with Dependency Notification. In Khan JV, Soute I, editors, IS-EUD 2017 6th International Symposium on End-User Development: Extended Abstracts. Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 2017. p. 88-93.

Author

Roy, Sohon ; Hermans, Felienne ; van Deursen, Arie. / Supporting Spreadsheet Maintenance with Dependency Notification. IS-EUD 2017 6th International Symposium on End-User Development: Extended Abstracts. editor / Javed Vassilis Khan ; Iris Soute. Eindhoven : Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, 2017. pp. 88-93

BibTeX

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