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European-American Collaboration Workshop

Researchers in both Europe and America have invested over a decade of
work in developing approaches to to support end users who actively
participate in the development of software, so that the final products
can be more suitable to their needs and expectations. Many of these
lines of inquiry are complementary to one another. For example, some
research is focused on settings where end-users, acting as
non-professional programmers, work independently or perhaps in concert
with one another, but not with any direct assistance from professional
programmers. Others focus on contexts where end-users work in
partnership with professional programmers.

Yet despite differences in focus, these views are complementary rather
than incompatible with one another. Consequently, numerous as-yet
untapped opportunities exist for collaboration among researchers who
take these and other complementary approaches. Achieving this
collaboration will require some intentional focus and discussion,
however, because the researchers performing work in this area are
scattered over both Europe and America. In order to lay a foundation
for such collaboration, particularly between European and American
groups, IS-EUD will host a workshop specifically focused on
identifying opportunities for collaboration.

To Participate
In order to participate in this one-day workshop, co-located with
IS-EUD on June 7 in Torre Canne (Brindisi), Italy, please email
Christopher Scaffidi ([log in to unmask]). Include the word
"ISEUD2011" in the subject line. As an attachment to your email,
please also provide a 1-page paper by March 10, addressing the
following points:

1. What are your current research goals?

2. What could collaboration provide to help you reach those goals?
(i.e., what are you looking for?)

3. What collaborative projects have you conducted in the past?

The due date is March 10.

The workshop organizers will collect these submissions by email and
post them to a website for all workshop attendees to view. The
submissions will be used for organizing discussion groups during the
workshop (below).

When registering for IS-EUD, be sure to register for the workshop as well.

At the workshop
The workshop will begin with a 30-minute overview of the workshop
objectives and short introductions. For the remainder of the morning,
participants will then conduct a "speed dating" process where the
group is divided in half (probably Europeans and Americans), then
allowed to rapidly but systematically introduce themselves one-on-one
to each other person in the other group.

After a lunch break, participants will spend the afternoon in
break-out sessions aimed at identifying opportunities for
collaboration in several categories of research. In order to identify
these categories, the organizers will loosely categorize workshop
participants' 1-page submissions. Ideally, each category will
encompass the interests of 5-10 researchers from both Europe and

The workshop will conclude by having each break-out group present a
summary of what opportunities they have identified for integrating
research or for collaborating. The organizers will write this into a
summary report and post it on the web site.

Organizer biographies
Christopher Scaffidi (primary contact for this workshop) is an
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Oregon State University and
is Director of the EUSES Consortium, an association of seven
universities and one company. His research focuses on the intersection
of human-computer interaction and software engineering. Most of his
current projects aim to help software users to create code for
themselves and to effectively share code with one another. His
committee service includes IS-EUD and EICS, as well as workshops or
meetings at CHI, SPLASH (OOPSLA), and VL/HCC. He earned a Ph.D. in
Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and has seven
years of professional software engineering experience.

Margaret Burnett, Professor of Computer Science of Computer Science at
Oregon State University, was Project Director of EUSES from 2003-2009.
Her current research focuses on end-user programming, end-user
software engineering, information foraging theory as applied to
programming, and gender issues in those contexts. She is also the
principal architect of the Forms/3 and the FAR visual programming
languages and of the WYSIWYT testing methodology for end-user
programmers. She was a long-time member of the Steering Committees for
IEEE VL/HCC and ACM SoftVis, and has also keynoted, co-chaired and
served on organization committees for numerous conferences, including

Maria Francesca Costabile, Professor of Computer Science at University
of Bari, Italy, was responsible of one of the four managing nodes of
the EU sponsored network of excellence on End-User Development EUD-net
(2002-2004).She has received research grants from many national and
international organizations. Interaction design, end-user development,
meta-design, user experience are among her current research interests,
from both theoretical and applicative points of view. She has
developed a methodology for creating interactive systems based on a
meta-design approach, in which end users, as domain experts, are
active participants of design, development and evolution of the
systems. Prof. Costabile is regularly in program committees of
international conferences and workshops. She is in the Steering
Committee of the Advanced Visual Interfaces Conference (AVI), and in
the Steering Committee of Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing
Symposium. She is Co-Chair of the Third International Symposium on
End-User Development. She has been Program Co-Chair of CHI 2008,
Program Co-Chair of Interact 2005 and Program Chair of AVI 2004. She
is a founding member of the Italian Chapter of ACM SIGCHI, and served
as Chair from 1996 to 2000.

Simone Stumpf, Lecturer in the Centre for HCI Design at City
University London, is a member of EUSES. Her current research focuses
on end-user programming in the context of intelligent systems,
information management, and privacy management. She is also interested
in gender issues, particularly concerning privacy. Simone Stumpf
received a PhD in Computer Science from University College London. She
was previously the workshop organizer for TAKMA, run in conjunction
with DEXA.

Volker Wulf is a professor in Information Systems and the director of
the Media Research Institute at the University of Siegen. At
Fraunhofer FIT, he heads the research group User-centred
Software-Engineering (USE). He is also a founding member of the
International Institute for Socio-Informatics (IISI), Bonn. After
studying computer science and business administration at the RWTH
Aachen and the University of Paris VI., he got a Ph.D. at the
University of Dortmund and a habilitation degree at the University of
Hamburg, Germany. In 2001, he worked as a research fellow at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA. In 2006/07
Wulf spent a sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, and at Stanford University, Palo Alto. His
research interests lie primarily in the area of Computer Supported
Cooperative Work, Knowledge Management, Computer Supported Cooperative
Learning, End User Development, Human Computer Interaction,
Participatory Design, and Organizational Computing. He published more
than 200 papers. He edited 10 books among which "Expertise Sharing:
Beyond Knowledge Management" and "Social Capital and Information
Technology" both with MIT Press Cambridge MA and "End User
Development" with Springer Dordrecht are probably best known. As a
conference co-chair he hosted the 1st and 2nd International Symposium
on End User Development (IS-EUD) in Sankt Augistin (2003) and in
Siegen (2009), 11th International Conference on Human-Computer
Interaction with Mobile Devices and Service (Mobile HCI 2009) as well
as the 7th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
(ECSCW 2001) in Bonn and Communities & Technologies (C&T 2003) in

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