Fourth International Symposium on End-User Development
Now more than ever users can create their own software in contexts chosen by themselves, at work, in education, for leisure, etc., by techniques such as modding, mashing, and tailoring. Spreadsheets, databases, web mash-ups, as well as content management systems and software products like ERP systems provide tools for End-User Development (EUD). The users of these tools are non-professional software developers, who create, modify and extend a software artifact.
The International Symposium on End User Development (IS-EUD) series is the main forum for reporting research in EUD. The next conference will be held at the IT University in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 10-13, 2013. It is a meeting point for researchers with an interdisciplinary interest, including: Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Artificial Intelligence, and related areas.
End User Development relates two traditions that made Copenhagen famous in the computing field: The idea that users can be part of configuring, customizing and assembling their software tools and environments is by many of the End User Development researchers seen as a natural extension to Participatory Design. From a programming language point of view this requires the development of languages and programming environments that can be used by non-IT professionals.
In the program of the 2013 End User Development International Symposium, the two traditions meet. Some contributions focus on the development of domain specific languages, e.g. for the insurance domain. Others explore community collaboration in the shaping of technology. The conference provides multiple opportunities for exploring the complementarity and interdependency of the two perspectives on End-User Development.
Welcome to the IS-EUD 2013.