Now more than ever users can create their own software in contexts
chosen by themselves, at work, in education, for leisure, etc., by
techniques such as modding, mashing, and tailoring. Spreadsheets,
databases, web mash-ups, as well as content management systems and
software products like ERP systems provide tools for End-User
Development (EUD). The users of these tools are non-professional
software developers, who create, modify and extend a software
The International Symposium on End User Development (IS-EUD)
series is the main forum for reporting research in EUD. The next
conference will be held at the IT University in Copenhagen,
Denmark, June 11-13, 2013. It is a meeting point for researchers
with an interdisciplinary interest, including: Human-Computer
Interaction, Software Engineering, Computer Supported Cooperative
Work, Artificial Intelligence, and related areas.
Among the challenges facing EUD are:
* Software process: End users often lack education in software
development, in particular software project management and
program verification; in these contexts users must tackle the
challenges faced by professional software developers.
Researchers have begun to develop tools for end users to help
them reduce costly errors.
* Multidisciplinary cooperation: Cooperation between users,
end-user developers and software engineers are crucial to inform
design-time variation and use-time evolution of software in the
user organization as well as for changing work practices. EUD
research includes studies of organizational end-user tailoring
to identify the cooperation and sharing around the evolution of
software products and organizational IT-infrastructures.
* Use-orientation technologies: Technical design is required for