The Chair was founded in 1979 by appointing Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wedekind. After his retirement, Prof. Dr. Klaus Meyer-Wegener was appointed in 2001 as the new head. Since April 2007, the associated professorship is staffed with Prof. Dr. Richard Lenz.
The chair is engaged in research on the foundations of data management and the application-driven deployment of data-management technologies. We strive to immediately transfer our research results and developed concepts into industrial practice in the context of projects with partners from economy and public services. Both research and project activities together are important cornerstones of student education.
Database systems as the most important technology of data management have reached large impact in all areas of economy and administration. The growing need to integrate different database systems and the increasing request for efficient support of inter-system and inter-organizational business processes motivate application-oriented research in evolutionary information systems and data quality. As far as fundamental research is concerned, the chair works on technologies that support scalability and evolutionary capabilities as well as the functional enhancement with data-stream processing.
Some information concerning teaching and research can be downloaded (in German, especially for students).