Databases and Information Systems

Department of Computer Sciences

AddressTakustrasse 9
14195 Berlin
OfficeHeike Eckart
Telephone+49 30 838 75 100
DirectorProf. Dr. Agnès Voisard

The Database and Information Systems Group at Freie Universität Berlin

focuses on both application-oriented and basic research issues in the

domains of modeling and algorithm design for data management. Since its

beginning, these aspects were carried out in two major fields of

application, namely information retrieval (Prof. H. Schweppe) and

spatial databases (Prof. A. Voisard). With the emergence of mobile

devices, the focus has shifted to location-based services (e.g.,

navigation systems on smart phones). Orthogonally, an important part of

the research work of the group tackles the appropriateness of event-based systems and

event-driven architectures in this context.

The group has a close cooperation with Fraunhofer FOKUS, where Agnès

Voisard is in charge of strategic development in the competence center

“Electronic Safety and Security Systems for the Public and Industries