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The project aims at the development of innovative end user development (EUD) strategies and techniques for the software market of small and medium sized enterprises (SME). These EUD strategies shall enable end-users (as non-professional developers) to manage their local IT-infrastructure in their organizational context. The innovative concepts of EUD will be developed and evaluated in cooperation with the software industry, based on the example of software concepts for resource planning in SMEs. eudismes.jpg

Titel EUDISMES - End User Development In Small and Medium sized Enterprise software Systems
Timeframe Autumn 2005 - Autumn 2008
Partner University of Siegen, SAP AG, Buhl Data GmbH, Sternjakob GmbH & Co. KG,
Strähle+Hess GmbH & Co. KG, Natursteinwerk Schiffer GmbH, Dachdecker-Meisterbetrieb Heinrich Vißer
Project Manager Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf, University of Siegen
Sponsor BMBF - German Federal Ministry for Education and Research


The project aims to develop innovative strategies and techniques of end-user development for the market of software for SMEs. These EUD strategies shall enable end-users (as non-professional developers) to manage their local IT-infrastructure in their organizational and process context. Following challenges are in the focus of EUDISMES:
  • Evaluation of and development based on existing and potential software architecture methodologies (e.g., service-oriented architectures) to create innovative EUD methods,
  • Evaluation of (software-)ergonomical issues, usability engineering
  • Integration of organizational development (OD), IT design and external consulting services

Two different and complementary perspectives help to build the EUD approach: the development perspective focuses on the approvement of the development process and applied technologies, while the improvement perspective aims to design the processes of technical and organizational adaptation by active end-users. Therefore, concepts for the technical support of EUD are implemented and evaluated (to support user-user interaction for the establishment and the exchange of software configuration and appropriation):
  • Articulation support: for the exchange of (online-/offline-) comments of software end-users
  • Negotiation support: for the exchange of (online-/offline-) negotiation between end-users regarding software configuration
  • Decision support: for collaborative decisions on software configuration solutions
  • Observation support: with respect to practice of use (e.g., frequency and correlation of use patterns, configuration solutions etc.)
  • Demonstration support: regarding the intended visualization of individual and collaborative use of software
  • Recommendation support: establishment of a recommendation network regarding use patterns and configuration solutions
  • Simulation support: use patterns and configuration solutions shall be simulated in a comprehensive way for end-users
  • Exploration support: enhancement of the simulation by freely configurable, hypothetic use scenarios
  • Version management support: storage and visualization of histories of use patterns and configuration solutions
  • Delegation support: tasks of adaptation and configuration shall be delegated to specific users and roles in user communities

Project Partners

University of Siegen

Chair of Information Systems and New Media

Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf

Institut for Information Systems, University of Siegen
Hölderlinstr. 3
57068 Siegen, Germany


Buhl Data GmbH

Sternjakob GmbH & Co. KG

Strähle+Hess GmbH & Co. KG

Natursteinwerk Schiffer GmbH

Dachdecker-Meisterbetrieb Heinrich Vißer


  • Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf
  • Assistant Prof. Dr. Volkmar Pipek
  • Dr. Markus Rohde
  • Dr. Roger Kilian-Kehr
  • Dr. Stefan Scheidl
  • Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Vogel
  • Dipl. Inf. Jan Heß
  • Dipl. Inf. Gunnar Stevens
  • Dipl.-Wirt.-Inform. Christian Dörner
  • Dipl.-Wirt.-Inform. Torben Wiedenhöfer
  • Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Inform. Michael Spahn
  • Dipl.-Ing. Todor Stoitsev



-- ChristianDoerner - 16 Oct 2007
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