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Dear All,

There is still time up to the weekend (sunday 15th April)  to submit your 3
grand challenges for EUD4Services research.

Please see the below CFP and let me know if you are interested.

Many Thanks
Thank you
Best regards
Dr. Abdallah Namoun
HCI and SE Researcher
D34, Manchester Business School (East)
University of Manchester
M13 9SS
Tel: +447535966000
Tel: +447540596131

                        EUD4SERVICES 2012
3rd International Workshop on End User Development for Services -
Grand Challenges For Research


               to be held in Capri Island (Naples), Italy
                          on May 21, 2012

                        in conjunction with

                 AVI2012:  Advanced Visual Interfaces

The Third International Workshop on End User Development for Services
focuses on the grand challenges in applying End User
Development ideas and principles to the area of service-oriented
software design and construction. This follows from two previous
workshops which charted the territory of existing tools and research
systems, and created a community of researchers and
practitioners working in the area.

Service-oriented software promises to bring flexibility to
organisational support, allowing applications to be constructed "on
demand" thus keeping track with changing organisational needs.
Constructing such software has so far been the prerogative of
software professionals, who are trained to manage the complexity of
software technology. Attempts to open up this activity to
non-programmers, such as "mashups" have been mostly driven by details
of the underlying technology such as event propagation and
data connections between services.

Researchers from the End User Development community have created
theoretical and practical results which can be useful for opening
up service software construction to non-programmers. However, the
uptake of EUD within the SOA paradigm is hampered by a set of
emerging issues, including intrinsic difficulties stemming from the
complexity of technology and distributed nature of computations.
We have established a community of academics and practitioners
interested in the application of EUD for service design from
different perspective such as software services, human-computer
interaction, software engineering, artificial intelligence,
computer-supported cooperative work and innovation management. We
welcome new members to this community, and we would also like to
invite existing workshop participants to join us again.

The workhop will aim to explore a set of challenges to opening up
service development to end users, and fuse the most pertinent ones
with an analysis framework developed through the previous workshops to
create a roadmap of this emerging area of research.
The morning will start with a keynote presentation by Professor
Gerhard Fischer as outlined in the next section.
A number of challenges will then be presented and discussed by their
In the afternoon, we will introduce the EUD4Services analysis
framework and will work together on validating the framework and on
using it to create a roadmap of EUD4Services.

Professor Gerhard Fischer from the University of Colorado at Boulder
will deliver a keynote presentation on domain-oriented design
and meta-design in the context of user-driven software development.
Gerhard is well known for his work in design environments and

The workshop aims to sketch a research agenda on the topic of EUD in
service-based computing which is likely to be of interest to
several streams of research in software engineering, human-computer
interaction, services computing. The purpose of this
interdisciplinary workshop is to bring together researchers and
practitioners who have faced the problem of making the SOA paradigm
available to end-users, might have some ideas on how to facilitate it,
and have experimented with these ideas. We expect to generate
a debate on the potential of SOA for non-technical developers in both
professional and personal lives.

Please submit what you believe are the top three grand challenges in
the design and development of service-oriented software by
non-programmers (in a statement less than 500 words) using the online
form available at:

The papers and presentations will be available on the workshop
website, as well as a report of the main output from the workshop.
At present we are applying to hold a special issue of a journal
(details to be confirmed once we have formal acceptance of our
proposal) on the topic of end user development for services. It is
hoped that the discussions on the workshop will form an important
input into this special issue, and will help participants shape
reports on their existing research into papers fitting the theme of
the issue.

Submit your contribution no later than 10th April, 2012
Decision to Authors: 14th April, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 16th April, 2012
3rd EUD4Services Workshop: 21th May, 2012

Antonella De Angeli, University of Trento, Italy
Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK

Abdallah Namoun, University of Manchester, UK

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