Using Liferay as an Interdisciplinary Scientific Collaboration Portal

A Comparative Usability Study of Version 6.1 and 6.2
  • Günther Schuh
  • André BräklingEmail author
  • André Calero Valdez
  • Anne-Kathrin Schaar
  • Martina Ziefle
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9742)


Interdisciplinary collaboration is seen as a means to solve complex problems that surpass disciplinary boundaries. By combining methods from different disciplines advances can be achieved that were previously inaccessible. In the Cluster of Excellence “Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries” — a research cluster with over 180 staff members from various disciplines — interdisciplinary collaboration is applied intensively. In order to support this collaboration process, we set up a scientific cooperation portal that supports the researchers in various ways.


Switching Cost User Study Interdisciplinary Collaboration Collaboration Process Social Software 
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This work was performed as part of the Cluster of Excellence “Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries”, which is funded by the excellence initiative by the German federal and state governments to promote science and research at German universities. Furthermore we would like to thank Juliana Brell and Tatjana Hamann, who helped conducting this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günther Schuh
    • 1
  • André Bräkling
    • 1
    Email author
  • André Calero Valdez
    • 2
  • Anne-Kathrin Schaar
    • 2
  • Martina Ziefle
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Production TechnologyAachenGermany
  2. 2.Human-Computer Interaction CenterRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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