Yannis Valsamakis has received his PhD in May 2021 from Computer Science Department, University of Crete. His research interests are in visual programming languages and tools. He is working as a senior full-stack developer in learning platforms.
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The Internet of Things introduced pervasive deployment in the environment of a variety of network connected smart objects. In this context, people’s daily lives could benefit by taking advantage of the smart objects that will be available through an environment of automations on their everyday activities. In fact, however, the demands for such automations are so highly personalized, fluid and they are typically small-scale micro applications. As result, such automations create a niche-market with unlike industrial interest. Our work focuses on providing non-programmers with appropriate tools to empower them develop their smart automations efficiently. In particular, we have developed an IDE for visual programming with a full-scale end-user development toolset for the programming of smart automations.