The Next Step: From End-User Programming to End-User Software Engineering

WEUSE II Workshop at CHI 2006, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, April 23, 2006

Hyatt Regency Hotel
9:00 am - 6:00 pm



Time: 9:00 am - 9:15 am
by Margaret Burnett

Problem Discussion

Time: 9:15 am - 10:35 am
There will be several short presentations by each industrial participant who has brought real-world problems for consideration by the workshop.
  • 9:15 am Ned Gulley (Improving the Quality of Contributed Software on the MATLAB File Exchange)
  • 9:35 am Erika Orrick (User-Centered Design Engineer)
  • 9:55 am Jen deHaan (Adobe/Macromedia Flash)
  • 10:15 am Allen Cypher or Eser Kandogan (End-User Software Engineering for System Administrators)


Time: 10:35 am - 11:05 am

State of the Art

Time: 11:05 am - 12:20 pm
The next phase will provide the groundwork for bringing the problems of the first session together with recent research advances. Toward this end, the remaining papers have been divided into themes. Each theme has been assigned a speaker, who will summarize the assigned batch of papers in the context of other related work in the area, to evolve the group’s joint understanding of the current state of the art.
  • 11:05 am Barriers in End-User Software Engineering by Alan Blackwell
  • 11:30 am Debugging in End-User Software Engineering by Andrew Ko
  • 11:55 am AI Approaches in End-User Software Engineering by Henry Lieberman


Time: 12:20 pm - 1:50 pm

Working Groups

Time: 1:50 pm - 4:00 pm
Working groups for problem-solution brainstorming. Groups of 5-8 will discuss potential matches of problems with solutions. Groups will break up and re-form roughly every 30 minutes. These working sessions may include some research demonstrations as well.


Time: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Outcome possibilities with follow-up actions will be discussed, both in regard to the possible survey paper and in regard to the problem-solution matches. This session will also produce the workshop’s poster for the Monday evening poster session.
Led by Margaret Burnett and Mary Beth Rosson

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