End User Development in Product Specific Eco-Systems


Workshop at the IS-EUD 2011
June 7th, Brindisi, Italy

New deadline: March 31st!


In many places today, software products are used rather than tailor-made applications. Software products implement generic functionality but can – and often have to – be configured and customized to fit the specific use context. Examples are Enterprise Resource Planning Systems systems, Contents Management Systems, Electronic Patient Records. The configuration and customization is done both during initial organizational implementation but also throughout the whole lifetime of the system. The configuration and customization is done by IT professionals as well as by domain experts and ‘local designers’. An additional challenge for End User Development in such contexts is the evolution of the base system requiring upgrade and rework of local and situated adaptations.

The workshop aims at bringing together research addressing both technical and empirical research addressing cooperative End User Development in such product specific eco-systems.

Examples for topics to be discussed at the workshop are:

  • Configuration and customization interfaces
  • Cooperation around the initial configuration and customization
  • Cooperation between different actors in product specific ICT eco-systems
  • Research on user communities and peer support.
  • Technical support for such cooperation
  • User Driven Innovation in such Eco-Systems.
  • Innovative technical approaches for multi layer development


Participation is based on submission of short papers (4 pages in LNCS format).

The aim of the workshop is to gather and discuss existing research in the area. If interest and quality allows, a joint publication could be one of the outcomes of the workshop. The workshop itself will combine presentations, group discussion and plenum discussion.

Important Dates:

Position Paper Submission: March 31st New deadline!
Notification of Acceptance: April 1st

Call for papers for Download

Workshop Organiser

Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Address: Software Development Group, IT-University Copenhagen, Rued Langaards Vej 7, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark Page responsible: Yvonne Dittrich Page updated: February 21st, 2011