IS-EUD 2017

6th International Symposium on End-User Development

June 13-15

Eindhoven University of Technology

Software developers cannot easily anticipate idiosyncratic needs of end-users that are not always known at the time software is designed and developed, but rather emerge during use of systems and services, as this use is embedded in practice in a specific context.

End-user development is a field that aims to empower end-users who are not necessarily experts in software development, to create their own software to address their specific needs. End user development is an interdisciplinary field that traditionally relates to areas such as psychology of programming, empirical studies in software engineering, human computer interaction. Technological trends like ubiquitous computing, tangible and embodied interaction, and the internet of things, have renewed the interest in end-user development for diverse audiences looking into industrial design, online communities, open innovation and crowd sourcing.

IS-EUD is a bi-annual event, that gathers researchers interested to extend our knowledge about how to design end-user development technologies and to provide scientific accounts of phenomena surrounding end-user development practices. IS-EUD cuts across application areas such as ubiquitous and wearable computing, online communities, domotics, robotics, games, etc.

IS-EUD 2017 in Eindhoven focuses on the topics of empowerment and materiality. We are looking for research into EUD technologies that empower end-users to magnify their reach and control over the physical world, that allow them to engage actively in societal trends and transformations. The theme that was business this is personal, aims to emphasize the personal involvement and engagement of end-users, the application of end-user programming beyond the professional environment looking also at discretionary use of technologies.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

The conference welcomes contributions that

  • describe new, simple and efficient environments for end-user development
  • describe new processes and methods for designing open ended solutions and empowering users to cover the last mile of software development,
  • present case studies and design implications on challenges and practices of end user development and user creativity
  • develop theoretical concepts and foundations for the field of end-user development

Specific topics include (but are not limited to) the following ones:

  • End User Development and Internet of Things
  • End user development in daily life
  • Technologies and infrastructures for end user development
  • Methods and tools for end user development
  • Case studies of end-user development
  • Crowd Sourcing design and development work
  • Recommender systems to support end user development
  • Cultures of participation and meta-design approaches
  • Open ended design
  • Web 2.0 and mash-up technologies enabling end-user development
  • End-user development and robots
  • End User Development of Context-dependent Applications
  • Technology acceptance and adoption studies
  • Evaluation of end user development technologies
  • End users as designers of interactive systems and environments

LONG AND SHORT PAPERS

We invite two different types of paper submissions:

  1. long papers, up to 16 pages, describing original unpublished research making a substantial contribution to the research field.
  2. short papers, up to 8 pages, describing original unpublished research, making a small but solid contribution to the field.

All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Accepted papers (both long and short) will appear in the archival proceedings of IS-EUD 2017, published by Springer in the Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series, and will be presented in plenary sessions of the conference.

Submission:

The review process for this category is double-blind, thus submissions must be anonymized. Papers must be carefully formatted according to the Springer LNCS format

Authors may submit and update their submission through the EasyChair system until the paper submission deadline.

Important dates:

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Work in progress submissions are intended for presenting preliminary results or tentative findings and position papers. The authors of accepted contributions will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation during parallel sessions. Accepted abstracts contributions will be published in an extended abstracts volume.

Submission:

Authors may submit and update their contribution (up to 4 pages) through the EasyChair system by . Work in progress submissions should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS format.

Important dates:

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DEMONSTRATIONS

Submit a proposal formatted according according to the Springer LNCS format.

The proposal (up to 4 pages) should be structured accorded to the following:

  • Abstract (150 words maximum)
  • Topics to be covered and their relevance to the EUD community
  • Detailed description of the planned demonstration activity
  • Diagrams or screenshots (if relevant)
  • Supporting documentation (e.g., project website)
  • References

Organizers may submit and update their proposal through the EasyChair system until the proposal submission deadline.

Important dates:

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  • Notification:
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WORKSHOPS

High quality workshops, aligned to the themes of the conference, provide an informal setting where participants have the opportunity to discuss specific topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas.

Submission:

Workshop proposals (up to 4 pages) must be carefully formatted using the Springer LNCS format. Workshop organizers may submit and update their workshop proposal through the EasyChair system until the deadline.

Important dates:

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DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

The IS-EUD Doctoral Consortium is intended to bring together PhD students working on theory and application of EUD. We particularly encourage students that are somewhere in the middle of their research to submit to this workshop.

Submission:

Applications to the Doctoral Consortium (up to 4 pages) must be carefully formatted the Springer LNCS format.

Authors may submit and update their submission through the EasyChair system until the submission deadline.

Important dates:

  • Submission:
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  • Eindhoven has developed itself into the capital of Dutch design, with a special emphasis on high tech industries. The city is located in the so-called 'Brainport Region': a region in the Netherlands known for its high density of creative industry, high-tech industry and design education, for which it was awarded “world’s smartest region 2011”. Also, Eindhoven is host to the yearly Dutch Design Week: an event that showcases Dutch design to an ever-growing international public.

    Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research-driven, design-oriented university of technology with a strong international focus. The university was founded in 1956, and has around 8,500 students and 3,000 staff. TU/e has defined strategic areas focusing on the societal challenges in Energy, Health and Smart Mobility.

    The Symposium will take place at the Zwaarte Doos (black box) building of the TU/e campus in Eindhoven located at a five-minute walk from the train station of Eindhoven.

    Conf. Chair
    Panos Markopoulos, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
    Program Chairs
    Simone Barbosa, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Fabio Paterno, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – ISTI, Pisa, Italy
    Short Papers
    Simone Stumpf, City University London
    Stefano Valtolina, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
    Work in progress
    Javed Vassilis Khan, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
    Iris Soute, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
    EUD-Demonstrations
    Barbara Rita Barricelli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
    Industrial Liaison
    Dima Aliakseyu, Philips Lighting
    Workshops
    Andrea Bellucci, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Doctoral consortium
    Antonella De Angeli, University of Trento, Italy
    Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy
    Communications/publicity
    Bruno Azevedo Chagas, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Nikolaos Batalas, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
    Giulio Galesi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – ISTI, Pisa, Italy
    Local arrangements
    Rosalinde Kennis, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
    Jesus Munoz, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

    Program Committee

    Ignacio Aedo
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Barbara Rita Barricelli
    Università degli Studi di Milano
    Andrea Bellucci
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Giuseppe Desolda
    Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
    Thomas Herrmann
    University of Bochum
    Carlos Jensen
    Oregon State University
    Catherine Letondal
    ENAC
    Thomas Ludwig
    University of Siegen
    Monica Maceli
    Pratt Institute, School of Information
    Alessio Malizia
    Brunel University
    Anders Morch
    Department of Education, University of Oslo
    Antonio Piccinno
    University of Bari
    Volkmar Pipek
    University of Siegen
    David Redmiles
    Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of information and Computer Sciences
    Carmen Santoro
    ISTI-CNR
    Carla Simone
    Universita' Milano Bicocca
    Clarisse de Souza
    PUC-Rio
    Lucio Davide Spano
    ISTI-CNR
    Simone Stumpf
    City University London
    Daniel Tetteroo
    Eindhoven University of Technology
    Volker Wulf
    University of Siegen
    Tom Yeh
    University of Colorado Boulder