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The goal of the EUD-NET Network of Excellence is to help the European Commission to create a research agenda in the end-user development field for the VI Framework. Its aim will be to increase the scope and level of industrial uptake of end user development approaches by supporting contacts among highly-qualified research centres, both academic and industrial.

The domain of the foreseen activities lies in the intersection between human-computer interaction and software engineering. Usability will be a main concern at all levels of the process, while still requiring the design of approaches able to produce consistent and systematic solutions for the envisioned interactive environments.

The EUD-NET Network of Excellence aim to research of the abstraction level best suited to representing and manipulating information for the end user and a search for the best trade-off between domain-specific and generic end-user development environments, taking into account generality and scalability issues.

To better exploit the possibilities offered by the information society, Network Of Ecellence aim to define the features of computer environments that can provide different experts communities with help in developing their tasks without the burden of knowing a programming language or the need to become computer experts.

The types of approaches to consider is group into three equally-important area:

adaptive and adaptable systems
visual modelling for creating programs out of components
web-service cooperative programming.

Typical applications areas are mobile systems and their applications (for example commerce), office and decision support applications, and home applications (the network includes Philips, one of major manufacturers of interactive home appliances). We will also address the needs of expert communities, such as those working in CAD Systems, technical maintenance, and Air Traffic Control.


Last Update: July 9th, 2003