About

Docear was originally created under the name SciPlore MindMapping by Joeran Beel and Bela Gipp as part of their PhD projects. In 2011, Stefan Langer and Marcel Genzmehr joined the team and the project received some grants (EXIST, and ego.START) to further develop SciPlore MindMapping, since then being called Docear. In December 2011, the first private Alpha of Docear was released, followed by the first public Beta in February 2012, which was also presented at CeBIT. Several more Beta versions followed with the final 1.0 version being released in July (RC1) and October (stable) 2012 respectively. Docear is supported by several volunteers and the DKE Group of the OvGU, and University of California, Berkeley.

If you want to cite Docear in your work, please cite:

Joeran Beel, Bela Gipp, Stefan Langer, and Marcel Genzmehr. 2011. Docear: An academic literature suite for searching, organizing and creating academic literature.  In Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL‘11), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, pages 465-466, doi:10.1145/1998076.1998188. ACM.

 Team Advisors
Joeran Beel
Joeran Beel    
Product Management & Research
Stefan Langer
Stefan Langer  
Research & Development
Prof. Dr. Andreas Nürnberger
Prof. Dr. Andreas
Nürnberger
OvGU
Marcel Genzmehr
Marcel Genzmehr 

Software Development
Bela Gipp
Bela Gipp 
  
Research
Prof. Jim Pitman
Prof. Jim Pitman

UC Berkeley
Volunteers, Students & Interns Dr. Richard Geibel
Dr. Richard Geibel
S.U.P
Christoph Müller
Christoph Müller
Software Development
  Mario Lipinski
Mario Lipinski
System Administration

Norman Meuschke
Norman Meuschke
Software Development

Cheng Xie
Software Development

Julius Seltenheim  
Software Development

Alexander Schwank
Software Development

Florian Wokurka
Software Developer
 
Michael Schleichardt
Software Developer
 
Paul Stüber
Software Developer

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  Sponsors & Partners
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
German Federal Ministry
of Economics and Technology
Data and Knowledge Engineering Group
Data and Knowledge
Engineering Group
 Europäischer Sozialfonds
Europäischer Sozialfonds
University of California, Berkeley
University of California,
Berkeley
 OvGU
OvGU Magdeburg 

EXIST
Investitionsbank Sachsen-AnhaltInvestitionsbank Sachsen-Anhalt

Further credits go to (in no particular order): Dimitry Polivaev, Volker Boercher and the entire Freeplane team; Morten Omholt Alver and the entire JabRef team; Jörg Bühnemann; Jana Bork; Nick Friedrich; Hans-Henning Gabriel; Sebastian Götte; Patrick Lühne; Mathias Silbermann; Ammar Shaker; ookimi; nxstruong; Martin Nowack