The Chair was founded in 1979 by appointing Prof. em. Dr.HartmutWedekind. After his retirement, Prof. i. R. Dr.KlausMeyer-Wegener was appointed in 2001 as the new head. From October 2001 to May 4th, 2020, he has been the head of the Institute of Computer Science 6 (Data Management). Now he has retired. Until the succession was settled, Prof. Dr. Richard Lenz has been provisionally heading the Institute of Computer Science 6.