Recent Events and News
Recent and Upcoming Events
CHI SIG on End-User Programming
End-user programming is playing an increasingly role in shaping software to meet the broad and rapidly changing needs of the world. While in parallel, ongoing academic research is aimed at helping end-user programmers create and adapt in new ways. This SIG on End-User Programming will bring together the community of researchers and companies focused on creating end-user programming tools, thereby facilitating technology transfer and future collaboration.
Nov 23, 2011
EUSES has unanimously approved Andrew Dove and Anita Sarma for voting membership. We welcome them and look forward to many years of productive collaboration.
Friday March 9, 2012
Abstract due date for VL/HCC (September 30 - October 4, 2012 / Innsbruck, Austria)
From the beginning of the computer age, people have sought easier ways to learn, express, and understand computational ideas. Whether this meant moving from punch cards to textual languages, or command lines to graphical UIs, the quest to make computation easier to express, manipulate, and understand by a broader group of people is an ongoing challenge.
The IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) is the premier international forum for research on this topic. Established in 1984, the mission of the conference is to support the design, theory, application, and evaluation of computing technologies and languages for programming, modeling, and communicating, which are easier to learn, use, and understand by people.
May 5-10, 2012. Austin, TX, USA
CHI 2012: The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction. Many EUSES researchers regularly attend and publish at CHI, where we often present new methods and tools to assist end-user and professional programmers.
September 18-22, 2011. Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Important dates for the VL/HCC 2011 symposium: From the beginning of the computer age, people have sought easier ways to learn, express, and understand computational ideas. Whether this meant moving from punch cards to textual languages, or command lines to graphical user interfaces, the quest to make code easier to express, manipulate, and understand by a broader group of people is an ongoing challenge.
June 7-10, 2011. Torre Canne, Italy
IS-EUD 2011,End-User Development (EUD), brings together researchers and practitioners from industry and academia. By working together they are able to achieve a set of methods, techniques, and tools that allow users acting as non-professional software developers to create, modify or extend a software artifact. While programming activities by non-professionals are an essential focus, EUD also investigates related topics within the process of developing software infrastructure.
June 7, 2011. EUD Collaboration workshop co-located with IS-EUD in Torre Canne, Italy
Researchers in both Europe and America have invested over a decade of work in developing approaches to support end users who actively participate in the development of software. Numerous untapped opportunities exist for collaboration among researchers. In order to lay a foundation for such collaboration, particularly between European and American groups, IS-EUD will host a workshop specifically focused on identifying opportunities for collaboration. For details, visit the workshop CFP. Position papers are due March 10.
May 7-12, 2011. Vancouver, BC
CHI 2011, the Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems: CHI 2011 will focus on connecting people, cultures, technologies, experiences, and ideas. The conference also frequently includes research in areas such as end-user programming, programming environments, and the sociology of programming.
March 20, 2011
Maggie Niess, member of the EUSES Consortium, has won the 2011 Thompson TPACK Award for excellence in education research for her work on advancing K-8 teachers' training through the integration of computing technology with science and mathematics education.
September 25, 2010. Madrid, Spain
Important dates for the VL/HCC 2010 symposium: This conference is a premier outlet for end-user research and end-user programming and is located this year is in the beautiful and vibrant Madrid, Spain.
Sept. 20-24, 2009. Corvallis, Oregon
IEEE VL/HCC 2009 is one of the primary outlets for end-user programming and end-user software engineering research. VL/HCC will be in beautiful Corvallis, Oregon. As in the past few years, funding for some U.S. graduate students to attend is expected.
July 14-17, 2009. Pittsburgh
ACM EICS 2009 is a new conference on aspects of the engineering of usable and effective interactive systems. Brad Myers will be giving a keynote on end-user software development.
May 23, 2009. Vancouver, Canada
IEEE SEEUP 2009 (an ICSE'09 workshop).
The SEEUP workshop is aimed at discussing end-user programming with a specific focus on the software engineering that is required to make it a more disciplined process, while still shielding the end user from the complexities of greater discipline.
May 17, 2009. Vancouver, Canada
CHASE Workshop 2009 (an ICSE'09 workshop) The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for discussing high quality research on the human and cooperative aspects of software engineering.
March 2-4, 2009. Siegen, Germany
Second International Symposium on End User Development. Concepts such as tailorability, configurability, end-user programming, visual programming, natural programming, programming by example, and end-user sofware engineering are part of the conference program.
Margaret Burnett will be giving a keynote on end-user software engineering.
Febuary 2, 2009 Papers Deadline
IEEE Software Special Issue on End-User Software Engineering This special issue of IEEE Software will focus on efforts to adapt software engineering techniques and practices to the unique goals of end-user programmers.
Sept. 15-20, 2008, Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany
IEEE VL/HCC is a conference that strongly emphasizes end-user software development and humans in software development.
Also related to this area are the two conferences co-located with it, ACM SoftVis and Diagrams.
The combination of these conferences is referred to as Visual Week.
There's still time to register for these conferences, and early (discounted) registration is open until July 27.
May 10-18, 2008. Leipzig, Germany
The Fourth Workshop on End-User Software Engineering (WEUSE IV) was held in conjunction with ICSE 2008. There were several events relating to end-user software development this year:
- There was a keynote by Sam Adams on end-user software engineering.
- There was a WEUSE workshop on end-user software engineering.
- The program can be found here.
April 5-10, 2008, Florence, Italy
- CHI 2008: There are a number of papers and activities that are relevant to end-user programming and end-user software engineering.
- Here are the notes from the SIG on end-user sofware engineering that was held as part of CHI 2008.
Sept. 22-26, 2007. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
IEEE VL/HCC 2007 is one of the primary outlets for end-user programming and end-user software engineering research. VL/HCC will be in beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. As in the past few years, funding for some U.S. graduate students to attend is expected.
May 20-26, 2007. Minneapolis, MN
ICSE 2007 is in May and there are paper presentations of interest for folks interested in end-user software engineering and in human issues of programming. The advanced program can be found at the ICSE homepage.
April 28th - May 3rd, San Jose, CA
ACM's CHI'2007 has passed and a number of the results are available>
- A full list of the papers can be found on the CHI'2007 program.
- Industrial instances of End-User Software Engineering (from participants at CHI'07 SIG on End-User Software Engineering): a pdf of the slides is available.
- Summary of Dagstuhl outcomes (as presented at CHI'07 SIG on End-User Software Engineering): a pdf of the slides is available.
Sept. 4-8, 2006, Brighton, UK
IEEE VL/HCC is a conference that strongly emphasizes end-user software development and visual software development. Also related to this area are the two conferences co-located with it, ACM SoftVis and PPIG.
Attention education researchers and professionals: 2005-2006 education conference presentations are now available for download here.
April 22-27, 2006, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
There are a number of papers and activities that are relevant to end-user programming and end-user software engineering.
- Information is now available on the Second Workshop on End-User Software Engineering (WEUSE II), to be held in conjunction with CHI 2006. Details available here.
- A number of papers on end-user software engineering appeared at CHI'06. (You can find the ones involving EUSES Consortium authors by going to our papers page and searching on "CHI".)
- Brad Myers' talk on "Invited Research Overview: End-User Programming" on April 26.
Details available here.
July 5-28, 2005, Oregon State University, OR, USA
Summer Session graduate coursework at OSU, SED589, "Guiding Students in Learning Mathematics with Spreadsheets" and follow-up
course SED506, "Dynamic Spreadsheets in Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction". See .doc for more
June 28, 2005, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Spreadsheet Workshop at the National Education Computing Consortium
(NECC'05): EUSES members with the Oregon State University Department of Science and Mathematics Education presented a
three hour workshop at this year's NECC. The focus was on teaching with spreadsheets from a dependability perspective.
May 2005, St. Louis, MO, USA
The International Conference on Software Engineering
At this year's ICSE, there were a number of papers and activities that were relevant to end-user programming and
end-user software engineering:
April 2-7, 2005, Portland, OR, USA
Just out! Notes from the CHI'05 SIG on "End Users Creating Effective Software" are now available for download here.
Communications of the ACM (September TOC) is a special issue on End-User Development.
September 2004, Rome, Italy
The IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
At CHI'04 in Vienna, Austria, Brad Myers and Margaret Burnett organized a SIG on this topic, in April 2004
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