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ISRN Software Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 532659, 11 pages
Review Article

End User Development: Survey of an Emerging Field for Empowering People

CNR-ISTI, HIIS Laboratory, Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy

Received 25 February 2013; Accepted 26 April 2013

Academic Editors: C. Calero, K. Framling, O. Greevy, A. Lastovetsky, and C. Rolland

Copyright © 2013 Fabio Paternò. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The purpose of this paper is to introduce the motivations behind end user development, discuss its basic concepts and roots, and review the current state of art. Various approaches are discussed and classified in terms of their main features and the technologies and platforms for which they have been developed. Lastly, the paper provides an indication of interesting possibilities for further evolution.