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                Call for contribution
 International Symposium on End User Development

Schloss Birlinghoven, Sankt Augustin (Bonn), Germany
Workshop C: Human-Computer Interaction in EUD   October 7, 2003 

The EUD-Net partners defined at their first workshop: “End-user development
is a set of activities or techniques that allow people, who are
non-professional developers, at some point to create or modify a software
artifact”. Since human-computer interaction is traditionally concerned with
the design and the usability of software artifacts, it is the objective of
this workshop to examine the interrelationships of end-user development and
human-computer interaction and to derive interesting lines of future
research: how human-computer interaction practices can be adapted and
applied to facilitate end-user development. These questions can be addressed
on the levels of concepts, design processes, evaluation methods, and tools.

 From a human-computer interaction perspective, end-user development
addresses the issues of a specific kind of users. To this end tasks analysis
and modeling techniques as well as new interaction techniques are required
to allow tasks that are traditionally performed by professional software
developers to be accomplished by end-users. Those generic tasks, performed
by professional software developers, are to be studied thoroughly so that
adequate tools for end-users may be designed. End-user developers need to be
specifically supported in performing their tasks. It is an ultimate goal to
define the range of end-user participation in software development in terms
of generic and domain-specific, end-user oriented software development
methods and processes, and to build supporting development tools and

 Topics of interest are (but are not limited to):

- HCI development processes for end-user development 
- User Centered Design methods for end-user development environments and
- Issues raised by studies of programmers
- Design, comprehension, debugging, and modification of programs 
- Teaching, learning, and knowledge transfer in various programming
languages and paradigms 
- Study and comparison of tools and programming environments 
- Programming by example and related issues 
- Psychological aspects of programming 
- Studies of programming in different environments, such as at home or while
- Studies of programming by specific populations, such as children and older
- Transferability of human-computer interaction techniques to problems of
end-user development 
- Visual modeling languages, methods and tools for model-based end-user
- Usability of end-user development languages and tools 
- Specializing end-user development for specific application domains and
domain expert users 
- Requirements of end-user development towards cognitive and motor
capabilities of users 

Workshop format

Participation in this workshop is open. Participants are invited to submit
by September 20, 2003 an extended abstract or position statement of up to 3
pages length to [log in to unmask] We encourage researchers as well as
practitioners to send experience, technical, empirical or theoretical views
dealing with the interrelationships of Human-Computer Interaction and
end-user development. Authors of selected submissions will be invited to
present their work and/or ideas in short presentations. The presentations
will be complemented by discussion sessions to actively involve all

Workshop Co-Chairs

Simone Barbosa  Dept. de Informática, PUC-Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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Philippe Palanque  LIIHS-IRIT, University Toulouse 3, France,
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Maria-Francesca Costabile  Dept. di Informatica, Universita' di Bari, Italy,
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For further information contact:
Philippe Palanque  Université Toulouse 3, LIIHS-IRIT
F-31062 Toulouse, France
E-mail: [log in to unmask]   Phone: +33 561 55 6965 Fax: +33 561 555 6258