am I am a professor for computer science and business information systems at the System Technology Lab (STL) at Saarland University of Applied Sciences (htw saar – Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes).

My professional interests include Entertainment Computing (Gamification, Game-based Learning, Digital Art) and IT-Governance (IT Service Management). I am a member of the ACM, the IEEE, and the GI.

My Erdős number is: 3

  1. Paul Erdős co-authored with Richard K. Guy
    Paul Erdős and Richard K. Guy: Distinct Distances between Lattice Points. Elemente der Mathematik, 25(6):121–123, November 1970.
  2. Richard K. Guy co-authored with Tobias Isenberg
    Zainab AlMeraj, Brian Wyvill, Tobias Isenberg, Amy Gooch, and Richard K. Guy: Automatically Mimicking Unique Hand-Drawn Pencil Lines. Computers & Graphics, 33(4):496–508, August 2009.
  3. Tobias Isenberg co-authored with André Miede
    Tobias Isenberg, André Miede, and Sheelagh Carpendale: A Buffer Framework for Supporting Responsive Interaction in Information Visualization Interfaces. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing (C5 2006), pages 262–269. IEEE Computer Society.

In my free time, I enjoy geocaching, reading, typography, and artistic gymnastics (no longer as an active athlete).


This section is devoted to a template bundle which I developed for the typesetting system LaTeX. The first version of the template was released in early 2006. From the feedback and postcards I received so far, it seems to be in heavy use all over the world.

The main goals of the template are:

  1. Providing students with an easy-to-use template for their Master's or PhD thesis. (Though it might also be used by other types of authors for reports, books, etc.)
  2. Providing authors with a classic, high quality typographic style which is inspired by Robert Bringhurst's "The Elements of Typographic Style".

These goals are achieved by using a highly modular document structure, splitting the data and the layout information into separate pieces which can be modified and used independently of each other. For example, this enables you to use just the nice layout style for other projects, such as your Curriculum Vitæ, letters, etc.

For further information, please refer to the template documentation or these articles: TUGboat Article (EN) or DTK Artikel (DE).


Note: This software is released under the GNU General Public License.

Download classicthesis for LaTeX from CTAN   Download classicthesis for LyX (and LaTeX) from Bitbucket

The LyX port of classicthesis is maintained by Nick Mariette and Ivo Pletikosić. Thanks, Nick and Ivo!

Beta-versions can be found irregularly at classicthesis' Bitbucket project website.

Problems and Feedback

General feedback, suggestions for improvements, and bug reports are highly appreciated. But please understand that I am not your personal LaTeX e-mail support. Questions already answered in the manual/wiki/etc. or about non-classicthesis topics will be deleted. Due to an increasing number of rather unnecessary e-mail requests: If you encounter problems with classicthesis or have any questions, please make sure...

  • ...that you have checked whether classicthesis' manual, the classicthesis' Bitbucket project website, or typical sources on the web already answer your questions, e.g., with respect to the "drafting" option etc.
  • ...to check whether the problem lies with classicthesis or with your configuration of one of the many packages that classicthesis loads. These packages come all with manuals of their own, offering plenty of information how to adapt them to your needs, e.g., the acronym package etc.
  • ...that you use the issue tracking system only for reporting bugs and not for general questions.
  • ...to contact me by e-mail only in urgent cases relating to classicthesis. Do not use my official university address, but miede (at-sign) web.de.

Thanks for understanding and respecting this.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Miede

htw saar – Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes
Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften
Systemtechniklabor (STL)

Goebenstraße 40
66117 Saarbrücken (Germany)

Phone: +49 681 5867-782
E-Mail: andre.miede (at-sign) htwsaar.de (please do not use this e-mail address for classicthesis.)
Office 8233 (Building 8, 2nd Level)

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