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

Call for Participation

Call for Participation

End-user programmers create large amounts of software, using environments such as spreadsheets, web authoring tools, and Matlab, but in the process they often introduce errors. This second Workshop on End-User Software Engineering (WEUSE II) will follow up on the First Workshop on End-User Software Engineering (WEUSE I) held in conjunction with ICSE'05.

This one-day CHI'06 workshop will have two primary goals: (1) to share information among researchers and practitioners interested in this area, and (2) to concretely match end-user software engineering problems and applications in industry with potential solutions drawn from new and emerging research findings. One possible additional outcome of the workshop will be a survey paper on the state of the art in this area.

Research participants from academia or industry: Send a position paper of 2-3 pages to Margaret Burnett ( describing your research interest and background in this area.

Other industrial participants should describe their own real-world needs in the area of reliability for end-user software, and their own background related to this area. 1 page is sufficient, but up to 3 pages are allowed. Send to Margaret Burnett (

Selection criteria will include participants' backgrounds and interests, quality of the work described in position papers, achieving a spectrum of interesting perspectives, and achieving an appropriate balance between industry and academia.

Important Dates:

Jan. 13, 2006: Position papers due (no extensions!)
Jan. 23, 2006: Notification of acceptance.
Apr. 23, 2006: Workshop.

More information:

Call for Participation (pdf)

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