The task of the Scientific Directorate is to implement the seminars and workshops division's designated purpose in a scientific and subject-matter capacity. It convenes twice a year to establish the research and event program and ensure the quality of its offerings. Of course, for its review and deliberation process, these guiding principles also apply.
Members of the Scientific Directorate are the Scientific Director and as many scientific experts as necessary and appropriate for the competent evaluation of important computer science fields. Members are appointed for a three year term with the possibility to be reappointed at most twice. They are appointed by the Supervisory Board following a joint proposal by the Scientific Director and the Scientific Advisory Board. Proposals for appointment are collated by the Scientific Director in collaboration with the Scientific Advisory Board based on proposals from the shareholders, the Scientific Directorate, and the Scientific Advisory Board. The current composition of the Scientific Directorate is listed on the LZI's website, see https://www.dagstuhl.de/institute/committees/details/sd.