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End-user development is a field that aims to empower end-users who are not necessarily experts in software development, to create their own software to address their specific needs. It is an interdisciplinary field that traditionally relates to areas such as Psychology of Programming, Empirical Studies in Software Engineering, and Human Computer Interaction. Recent technological trends like Ubiquitous Computing, Tangible and Embodied interaction, and the Internet of Things, Online Communities, and Crowdsourcing have renewed interest in End-User Development, which emerges as an approach to empower end-users, transforming their role from a passive audience to active creators of their technological habitat.

IS-EUD is a bi-annual event that gathers researchers interested to extend our knowledge about how to design end-user development technologies and to provide scientific accounts of phenomena surrounding end-user development practices.

IS-EUD 2017 in Eindhoven focuses on the topics of empowerment and materiality. We are looking for research into End-User Development technologies that empower end-users to magnify their reach and control over the physical world, that allow them to engage actively in societal trends and transformations. The theme, “That was business, this is personal” aims to emphasize the personal involvement and engagement of end-users, the application of end-user programming beyond the professional environment, looking also at discretionary uses of technology.


The conference welcomes contributions that

· describe new, simple and efficient environments for end-user development,

· describe new processes and methods for designing open ended solutions and empowering users to cover the last mile of software development,

· present case studies and design implications on challenges and practices of end user development and user creativity

· develop theoretical concepts and foundations for the field of end-user development

Specific topics include (but are not limited to) the following ones:

· End-User Development and the Internet of Things

· End-User Development in daily life

· Technologies and infrastructures for End-User Development

· Methods and tools for End-User Development

· Case studies of End-User Development

· Crowdsourcing design and development work

· Recommender systems to support End-User Development

· Cultures of participation and meta-design approaches

· Open-ended design

· Web 2.0 and mash-up technologies enabling End-User Development

· End-User Development and robots

· End-User Development of context-dependent applications

· Technology acceptance and adoption studies

· Evaluation of End-User Development technologies

· End users as designers of interactive systems and environments


We invite two different types of paper submissions:

(a) long papers, up to 16 pages, describing original unpublished research making a substantial contribution to the research field.

(b) short papers, up to 8 pages, describing original unpublished research, making a small but solid contribution to the field.

All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Accepted papers (both long and short) will appear in the archival proceedings of IS-EUD 2017, published by Springer in the Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series, and will be presented in plenary sessions of the conference.


Work in progress submissions (max 4 pages) are intended for presenting preliminary results or tentative findings and position papers. The authors of accepted contributions will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation during parallel sessions. Accepted abstracts will be published in an extended abstracts volume.


Submit an abstract formatted (max 4 pages) describing the following:

- Abstract (150 words maximum)

- Topics to be covered and their relevance to the EUD community

- Detailed description of the planned demonstration activity

- Diagrams or screenshots (if relevant).

- Supporting documentation (e.g., project website)


High quality workshop proposals are invited (max 4 pages) aligned to the themes of the conference. Workshops provide an informal setting where participants have the opportunity to discuss specific topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. Workshops can be half day or one-day long.


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 about half-way through their doctoral research to submit doctoral consortium abstracts (max 4 pages) describing the topic of their PhD, their approach and a summary of their progress.


Papers must be carefully formatted according to the Springer LNCS format through the EasyChair system.


· Paper (long and sort) abstract submission: December 16, 2016

· Paper (long and short) submission: January 13 2017

· Workshop Proposals: January 20, 2017

· Notification of workshop acceptance: February 10, 2017

· Notification for paper submissions: February 17, 2017

· Camera-ready submission deadline for papers: March 10, 2017

· Work in progress, demonstrations and doctoral consortium abstract submission deadline: March 3, 2017

· Camera-ready abstract for workshops: March 3, 2017

· Notification for work in progress, demonstrations and doctoral consortium: March 24, 2017

· Camera-ready versions of work in progress, demonstrations and doctoral consortium abstracts: March 31, 2017

· Workshops and doctoral consortium: June 12, 2017

· Main program (papers, work in progress and demos): June 13-16, 2017


The Symposium will take place at the Zwarte Doos (black box) building of the TU/e campus in Eindhoven located at five-minute walk from the train station of Eindhoven.

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Conf. Chair

Panos Markopoulos, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Program Chairs

Fabio Paternò, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – ISTI, Pisa, Italy

Simone D. J. Barbosa, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Short Papers

Stefano Valtolina, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Simone Stumpf , City University London, UK

Work in progress

Javed Vassilis Khan, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Iris Soute, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Barbara Rita Barricelli, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Industrial Liaison

Dima Aliakseyu, Philips Lighting, the Netherlands


Thomas Kubitza, University of Stuttgart,Germany

Doctoral consortium

Antonella de Angeli, University of Trento, Italy

Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy


Giulio Galesi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – ISTI, Pisa, Italy

Nikos Batalas, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Bruno Azevedo Chagas, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Local arrangements

Rosalinde Kennis, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Jesus Muñoz, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands