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Barbara Rita Barricelli <[log in to unmask]>
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            CALL FOR PAPERS
       Workshop "EUD4Services"
May 25, 2010 -- Rome, Italy -- In conjunction with AVI 2010 <>

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Workshop on End-User Development of Software Services and

End-User Development (EUD) has traditionally been focusing on
non-programmers tailoring or even creating software artifacts, often in
organisational context. EUD research covers methods, techniques, and
tools that allow users of software systems, who are acting as
non-professional software developers, at some point to create, modify or
extend a software artifact.

Some of the more traditional examples of successful EUD concepts include
spreadsheet and word processing macros and the specification of email
filters by means of rules. Some recent developments have renewed
interest in EUD research and applications. For example, Web 2.0 and the
Semantic Web enable users to be contributors rather than just consumers
of information on the WWW. EUD-style applications can now move beyond
the corporate context and into the consumer domain, where mass
customization and personalization are now possible.

Some "best practice" examples of applying mass customization and
personalization with healthy business models have drawn again attention
to EUD. This trend is now moving from content and personalization to
functionality in the direction of user-generated web services. For
example Facebook users can share and develop applications as well as
content, and Yahoo!Pipes allows users to customize and develop fairly
sophisticated information processing applications using visual pipes and

This renewed interest is also evidenced by the increasing number of
large-scale projects focusing on these recent trends, for example
SOA4All, MyMobileWeb, FAST, EzWeb, ServFace.  However, these come from
technology perspective, and the interactions between these and the
community of EUD researchers are very accidental.  The proposed workshop
is trying to remedy this and create a regular forum for discussion and
fruitful cross-fertilisation of ideas between the communities underlying
these two aspects: software services, human-computer interaction,
software engineering, artificial intelligence, computer-supported
cooperative work and innovation management. Contributions from these
types of professionals are welcome to the workshop, which will integrate
dissemination of cutting-edge research results with trend-setting

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

*  Empirical studies of EUD practices, especially those focused on
service development and composition.
*  Service Interfaces and Interaction technologies for EUD
*  Metaphors for software and service modularisation
*  Requirements for EUD in service context
*  Service System Architectures for EUD
*  EUD as part of software infrastructuring
*  EUD for specific types of devices
*  EUD in specific fields of application
*  EUD for user groups with specific needs
*  Education concepts to foster EUD for services
*  Business models of EUD for services

The workshop will last one day. The first part of the workshop will be
dedicated to presentations of ongoing research contributed by
participants; the second part will provide time for group discussions
and activities on relevant issues raised by the presentations. In order
to attend the workshop, participants are invited to submit papers
reporting original academic or industrial research relevant to the
workshop's theme.

Submissions should be formatted according to the guidelines used for the
papers of the main conference. They have to be in PDF format and no
longer than 3 pages, with an abstract of up to 200 words.
Abstracts of accepted papers will be included in a paper describing the
workshop, published in the AVI conference proceedings by ACM.
Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for a special issue
of a journal.

Deadline for submission: 28th February 2010
Acceptance notification: 15th March 2010

Maria Francesca Costabile, University of Bari, Italy
Boris De Ruyter, Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands
Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK
Piero Mussio, University of Milan, Italy

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Barbara Rita Barricelli
Ph.D. student
Dipartimento di Informatica e Comunicazione (DICo)
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
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