Database Systems Group

Welcome to the Database Systems Group

Research activities conducted by the database systems group here at the TU Dresden focus on the problem of adding application-specific functionality to the classical concept of a database management system. The general goal of research activities is the development of a database management system that will be the central integration and analysis platform within an enterprise-wide data organization system.


Dear students, please find information about lectures offered here. There is also a distinct student info page.


  • 2016-11-30: (Update 2016-12-12) ACHTUNG Studenten: Wir werden unsere Lehrmaterialien zu Heiligabend vom Netz nehmen. Ladet euch deshalb vor Heiligabend die Unterlagen herunter, die ihr benötigt. Mehr Hintergrundinformationen gibt es an der Uni Osnabrück.
    Dear students, we have to take all lecture and exercise material from the web. We will do around christmas eve, so download all required material until then. Background information (in German) is available at the university of Osnabrück.
    (Update 2016-12-13) Teaching material older than summer term 2015 is offline. The lectures' web pages are not affected.

    (Update 2016-12-16) Good news: today it was anounced that an agreement was found so that until 2017/09/30 all lecture material can be published for students again.
  • 2016-11-24: Our paper "Hardware Optimizations for Database Engines" written by Annett Ungethüm, Dirk Habich, Tomas Karnagel, Sebastian Haas, Eric Mier, Gerhard Fettweis, and Wolfgang Lehner has been accepted as full paper at BTW 2017.
  • 2016-11-11: Our paper "A Machine Learning Approach for Layout Inference in Spreadsheets" by Elvis Koci, Maik Thiele and Wolfgang Lehner was awarded as the best Student Paper at KDIR 2017.
  • 2016-07-28: The paper "Compression-aware Query Processing. Vision, System Design and Beyond" by Juliana Hildebrandt, Dirk Habich, Patrick Damme and Wolfgang Lehner has been accepted at the VLDB-Workshop IMDM/ADMS 2016.
  • 2016-07-18: Our paper „Model-Driven Integration of Compression Algorithms in Column-Store Database Systems“ written by Juliana Hildebrandt, Dirk Habich, Wolfgang Lehner has been selected for presentation and publication at LWDA 2016.
  • 2016-06-16: Our paper entitled „Multi-GPU Approximation Methods for Silent Data Corruption of AN-Coding“ by Matthias Werner, Till Kolditz, Tomas Karnagel, Dirk Habich, and Wolfgang Lehner has been accepted at 12th International Workshop on Boolean Problems
  • 2016-05-27: Our position paper about "Architecture of a Multi-Domain Processing and Storage Engine" by Johannes Luong, Dirk Habich, Thomas Kissinger and Wolfgang Lehner has been accepted at the 5th International Conference on Data Management Technologies and Applications (DATA, July, 24-26, Lisbon, Portugal).
  • 2016-05-16: Our Paper "Towards a Role-based Contextual Database" by Tobias Jäkel, Thomas Kühn, Hannes Voigt, and Wolfgang Lehner has been accepted as full paper at ADBIS 2016.
  • 2016-05-16: Our Paper "Limitations of Intra-Operator Parallelism using Heterogeneous Computing Resources" by Tomas Karnagel, Dirk Habich, and Wolfgang Lehner has been accepted as full paper at ADBIS 2016


Among our many research projects we participate in, are the following, more recently granted research projects:

  • the excellence cluster cfAED,
  • the collaborative research center HAEC,
  • the DFG Research Training Group RoSI, as well as
  • the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate IT4BI-DC.

There is also a list of our publications available.

Guest Information

Dear guests, please find information about our team and our teaching and research activities through the according links at the left and in the top menu.
For guests from outside Dresden, please also find more information on the Guests page.
For navigation in buildings, faculty floor plans can be found on the TU Campus Navigator here, or on Google Maps© here.


Group photoPlease visit the team page via the navigation menus on the top


Last Update: December 17, 2016 01:28 CET
Author Database Technology Group, Technische Universität Dresden

Chair Contact
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Wolfgang Lehner

Tel.: +49 351 463-38383
Fax: +49 351 463-38259

Visiting Address (View)
Nöthnitzer Str. 46
Room 3109
01187 Dresden

Postal Address
Technische Universität Dresden
Dep. of Computer Science
Institute for System Architecture
Database Systems Group
01062 Dresden