Here you can find the projects and publications of the Sciplore research group.

Our current projects:

If you are interested in working with us, e.g. during a student project or for compiling a thesis, please see our dedicated page at the University of Konstanz for project proposals.

Watch a video about our MindMapping software for researchers:


2004, 2010

Hypertext 2010 Security Hole: All papers downloadable and editable by anyone (2 month before conference start)

By |April 20th, 2010|Categories: Conferences|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

In June the ACM Hypertext 2010 will take place in Toronto. Some days ago I wanted to upload the camera ready versions of three papers being accepted at the conference. And… I was surprised. By email I got a link to a web page (namely (more…)

1804, 2010

Academic Search Engine Optimization: What others think about it

By |April 18th, 2010|Categories: academic search engine optimization, Google Scholar, Paper|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

In January we published our article about

Academic Search Engine Optimization (ASEO). As expected, feedback varied strongly. Here are some of the opinions on ASEO:

Search engine optimization (SEO) has a golden age in this internet era, but to use it in academic research, it sounds quite strange for me. After reading this publication (pdf) focusing on this issue, my opinion changed.


203, 2010

How to write a thesis (Bachelor, Master, or PhD) and which software tools to use

By |March 2nd, 2010|Categories: HOW TOs, sciplore mindmapping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |85 Comments

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Writing a thesis is a complex task. You need to find related literature, take notes, draft the thesis, and eventually write the final document and create the bibliography. Many books explain how to perform a literature survey and how to write scholarly literature in general and a thesis in particular (e.g.

[1-9]). However, these books barely, if at all, cover software tools that help in performing these tasks. This is surprising, because great software tools that can facilitate the daily work of students and researchers are available and many of them for free.


201, 2010

Academic Search Engine Optimization – make your articles better findable

By |January 2nd, 2010|Categories: Google Scholar, Paper|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Journal of Scholarly Publishing just published our article Academic Search Engine Optimization (ASEO): Optimizing Scholarly Literature for Google Scholar and Co. The article introduces and discusses the concept of what we call “academic search engine optimization” (ASEO) and define as: “Academic search engine optimization is the creation, publication, and modification of scholarly literature in a way that makes it easier for academic search engines to both crawl it and index it”. (more…)