About us

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.
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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.


The Chair was founded in 1979 by appointing Prof. em. 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.


Prof. Dr. Klaus Meyer-Wegener

  • Job title: Holder of Chair
  • Address:
    Martensstraße 3
    91058 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-27892
  • Email:

Outer office

  • Cécile Astor
    • Phone number: +49 9131 85-27893
    • Fax number: +49 9131 85-28854
    • Email:
    • Office hours: Weekly Mon, 8:30 - 14:00, Room 08.139,
      Weekly Tue, Wed, Thu, 8:30 - 13:30, Room 08.139,
      Bitte beachten Sie: das Sekretariat ist vom 4. bis zum 8. März nicht besetzt.

Prof. Dr. Richard Lenz

  • Job title: Professorship for Computer Science (Data Management)
  • Address:
    Martensstraße 3
    91058 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-27899
  • Email:

Prof. em. Dr. Hartmut Wedekind