Welcome to the Websites of the Databases and Information Systems Group (DBIS) at the department of computer science at the University of Kaiserslautern. This group exists since 08/2014 and is lead by Prof. Sebastian Michel. Together with the research groups of Prof. Härder and Prof. Deßloch it is part of the Lehrgebiet Informationssysteme.

We just switched to this new homepage that is now being filled up with content. A few things like overview of research are still quite shallow.


If you are searching for the DBIS group led by Prof. Härder, click here.




Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Michel



Heike Neu



Steffen Reithermann

PhD Students



Jessica Andressa de Souza (Universidade de São Paulo)



Bachelor/Master Students

Patrick Hansert

Michael Mayer

Fabian Neffgen

Nanda Odeyar C.V (KUKA)

Sarika Govinda Reddy (John Deere)

Felipe Schmidt

Maximilian van den Berg

Divya Venkatesan (SAP)


















Thesis Offers

You are studying Computer Science at TU Kaiserslautern and are searching for possible topics of Bachelor's or Master's theses? You are interested in data management and data analysis techniques and have successfully attended respective lectures? Then do not hesitate to contact us directly!


Upcoming Teaching in Winter Term 2016/17

In the upcoming winter term, we offer again our Information Systems (IS) Project, the Bachelor's course Datenbanksysteme (in German), as well as the joint DB&IS Seminar. The registration to the seminar, respectively for the project, is possible until September 30th.

Full Paper Accepted at SSDBM 2016.

Good news! Our work on Efficient Similarity Search across Top-k Lists got accepted as a full paper at SSDBM 2016. See you in Budapest!

Accepted Demo Paper at VLDB 2016.

A demonstration proposal of our PALEO system for database exploration got accepted at VLDB 2016, New Delhi, India.

Upcoming Lecture: Informationssysteme

Our lecture Informationssysteme is going to start soon. Check out its website for dates and regulations.

Upcoming Seminar in SS 2016: Registration Open

You can sign up for the seminar in summer term 2016 through this link until March 31st, 2016. More information here


Two more Publications at EDBT 2016.

We got two more publications on recent research results accepted as posters at EDBT.

"A Data Mining Approach to Choosing Categorical Attributes for Ranked Lists."

"Quantifying Likelihood of Change through Update Propagation across Top-k Rankings."

See you in March at EDBT 2016 in Bordeaux, France!

Full Paper Accepted at EDBT 2016

Our work on reverse engineering top-k database queries got accepted as a full paper at EDBT 2016.

Upcoming Teaching Winter Term 2015/16

In the upcoming winter term 2015/16 we are offering again our Information Systems (IS) Project 2015/16, the lecture Datenbanksysteme 2015/16 (in German) formerly called Datenbankanwendung, and a seminar on Big Data research. Registration for the seminar and the project is possible until end of September 2015.

AWS Grant for DDM Lecture

We received an AWS educational grant by Amazon for our Distributed Data Management (DDM) lecture that will be held in summer term 2015.

Upcoming Summer Term 2015: Lectures and Seminar

In the upcoming summer term 2015 we offer two lectures: The new lecture on Information Retrieval and Data Mining (IRDM) SoSe 2015 the lecture Distributed Data Management SoSe 2015. Both have 4 ECTS-LP. There will also be again the DB Seminar offered by all groups of the IS Lehrgebiet.


(c) AG DBIS, TU Kaiserslautern, 2015