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Patrick Shih <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:33:34 -0500
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5th Symposium on End User Development: My world, my device, my program
Madrid, 26-29 May 2015


In an increasingly connected world, we use computer technology in more
and more of our work practices and everyday routines. End users face
the challenge of adapting and combining these devices and technologies
for their potentially various and differing purposes, and engage in
creative, often collaborative, activities to make the infrastructures
fit their practice.

End-user development has established itself as a research discipline
that connects the ergonomics of programming with the users’ needs and
abilities to shape the technological infrastructures they live in. The
research does not aim at making everybody a programmer, but at
allowing everybody to be in control of the technologies they live and
work with at a degree of complexity of their choice. This includes
improving the concepts and interfaces for programming and
configuration as well as supporting end users in their activities to
share, delegate and collaborate.

The IS-EUD 2015 in Madrid welcomes researchers and practitioners
interested in exploring innovative, creative, simpler and more
empowered ways of ideating, infrastructuring, configuring, adapting
and programming our modern IT infrastructures at home and at work. We
look at devices like smartphones, dishwashers, smart TVs, robots,
cars, wearable IT, houses and laptops, and we look at practices and
milieus like engineering, shopfloor, hackspaces, fab labs, app
programming, e-health, e-mobility, e-democracy and energy efficient
IT, and aim at improving tools, interfaces, processes and methods that
support user-driven innovation.

The conference welcomes contributions that
− describe new, simple and efficient interfaces for adaptation and programming,
− describe new approaches for more flexible software and device architectures,
− describe new processes and methods to approach complex scenarios of
− present studies and design implications on challenges and practices
of end user development and user creativity.

In this edition we aim at opening the conference to the end users with
a new category of contributions called the EUD playground where a
plethora of interactive activities can be planned, from studios, to
hackatons, to whatever format that invites end users to try out
technologies devised for them.


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of original unpublished work
in all areas related to EUD. Long papers may address work on cognitive
and design aspects, underlying theories, formal methods, taxonomies,
implementation efforts, tool support, and empirical studies. Short
papers that present work in progress or demonstrations of tools are
also solicited.

Specific topics addressed include (but are not limited to) the following ones:
− EUD in everyday life
− EUD in specific fields of application
− Device ecologies to enable EUD activities
− EUD methodologies and approaches
− End user participation in Co-Design and Co-Production of software
− Supporting collaboration in EUD settings
− EUD technologies, frameworks and tools
− Recommender systems to support EUD
− Collaborative Software Development
− Cultures of Participation and Meta-design
− EUD and Open Source
− Web 2.0 and mash-up technologies enabling EUD
− Strategies to foster EUD in software development companies
− EUD cost-benefit models
− EUD and crowdsourcing
− EUD for supporting device sustainability
− Usability and UX evaluation of EUD systems


We invite two different types of paper submissions:
(a) long papers, up to 16 pages, describing original unpublished research;
(b) short papers, up to 6 pages, describing original unpublished
research, whose results are more preliminary or less validated than
for long papers.
All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Accepted
papers (both long and short) will appear in the proceedings of IS-EUD
2015, published by Springer as Lecture Notes on Computer Science

Short papers will be presented at the conference as poster or live
demo in a specific session.


The review process is double-blind, thus submissions must be anonymized.
Papers must be carefully formatted according to the Springer LNCS
format (
Paper title, authors and affiliations, abstract and keywords/topics,
must be submitted by December 15, 2014 to aid in reviewer assignments.

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

Important dates
− Abstract submission: December 15, 2014
− Paper submission: December 22, 2014
− Notification: February 20, 2015
− Camera-ready: March 9, 2015


Work-in-progress (WIP) submissions are intended for presenting
preliminary results. The authors of accepted contributions will have
the opportunity to display a poster and explain their work to other
conference attendees during the conference.
Accepted Work-in-progress contributions will be published in a
dedicated issue of the “International Reports on Socio-Informatics”
series and will be available online at The issue
has its own ISSN.


Authors may submit and update their contribution (up to 4 pages)
through the EasyChair system
( until the

Important dates
− Submission: March 6, 2015
− Notification: March 20, 2015
− Camera-ready: March 27, 2015


This year, IS-EUD invites proposal for hands-on sessions to be held in
parallel tracks, as part of the main conference program, on the
afternoon of Thursday, May 28th, 2015. The “End-Users’ Playground”
will be open to the general public, thus offering a unique scenario in
which (a) wider categories of the public will create, modify and
extend technologies with the tools researchers have developed for
their needs and (b) researchers can obtain feedback directly from end
users.  The Playground aims at inspiring new perspectives on the field
of End-User Development. It will be an excellent opportunity for
organizers to share their tools with other researchers and to engage
the end-users at the same time, in order to broaden the scope of their
research practices. A successful Playground activity, therefore, will
offer direct hands-on experiences with new and cutting-edge end-user
development technologies, both for conference attendees and

Playground activities should accommodate a maximum of 20 participants
each, with a minimum of 5 participants required to run the activity
and they are open to anyone (conference attendees and the general
public). Each activity will last a maximum of 4 hours.
For each Playground activity, we request a short proposal (up to 4
pages). Accepted proposals will be published in the Conference
Proceedings. Organizers are also strongly encouraged to arrange for
posterior publications of a Playground activity’s output.
Submission guidelines

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

The proposal should be structured accorded to the following:
1. Abstract (150 words maximum)
2. Topics to be covered and their relevance to the EUD community
3. Detailed description of the planned hands-on activity (e.g., how
the tool will be introduced to the participants, a scenario of the
activity in text or in visual format, a tasks list, a description of
the organization of participants in the groups, etc.). You may include
diagrams or screenshots if relevant.
4. Objectives and learning goals for the activity
5. Supporting documentation (e.g., project website)
6. References

Please add an additional page in which you indicate:
1. Short biographical statement(s) of organizer(s)
2. Cost of material and hardware, if any (per participant, with list
of individual items)
3. Logistics requirements: space, equipment, video/audio, specialized
tools, etc.
4. Selection criteria and expected number of participants
5. Expected length (up to 4 hours)


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

Important dates
− Proposal: January 26, 2015
− Notification: February 28, 2015
− Camera-ready: March 9, 2015


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.


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

Important dates
− Proposal: January 26, 2015
− Notification: February 9, 2015
− Camera-ready: March 9, 2015
− Workshops date: May 26, 2015


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.


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: January 15, 2015
− Notification: February 28, 2015
− Camera-ready: March 9, 2015


The Symposium will take place at Media-Lab Prado and the Leganés
Campus of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

The Workshops and the Doctoral Consortium will be held at the
University Campus in Leganés, a city in the south of Madrid connected
through public transportation to the city center (see location

The main track of the conference including the Playground will take
place at Media-Lab Prado in Madrid downtown (see location at


Conference chairs
− Paloma Diaz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
− Volkmar Pipek, Siegen University, Germany

Program chairs (Full Papers)
− Carmelo Ardito, University of Bari, Italy
− Carlos Jensen, Oregon State University, US

Program chairs (Short Papers)
− Ignacio Aedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
− Alexander Boden, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany

EUD-Playground chairs
− Andrea Bellucci, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
− Lily Diaz, Aalto University, Finland
− Monica Maceli, Drexel University, US

Industrial Liaison chairs
− Marcos García, MediaLab-Prado, Spain
− Alex Jaimes Larrate, Yahoo Labs, US/Spain/India
− Boris De Ruyter, Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands

Workshop chairs
− Daniela Fogli, University of Brescia, Italy
− Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Doctoral Consortium chairs
− Clarisse de Souza, PUC-Rio, Brazil
− Panos Markopoulos, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
− Simone Stumpf, City University London, UK

Publicity chairs
− Patrick Shih, Pennsylvania State University, US
− Teresa Onorati, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Local arrangement chair
− Telmo Zarraonandia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

− Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University, US
− Maria Francesca Costabile, University of Bari, Italy
− Boris De‎ Ruyter, Philips Research Europe, The Netherlands
− Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
− Gerhard Fischer, University of Colorado, US
− Anders Mørch, University of Oslo, Norway
− Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy
− Volkmar Pipek, Siegen University, Germany
− Mary Beth Rosson, Pennsylvania State University, US
− David Redmiles, University of California, US
− Gunnar Stevens, Siegen University, Germany
− Volker Wulf, Siegen University, Germany

For more information, look at

Dr. Patrick C. Shih
College of Information Sciences and Technology
The Pennsylvania State University

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