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ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2003 Conference

San Diego, California
June 9-12, 2003

SIGMOD Call For Papers (PDF)

The annual ACM SIGMOD conference is a leading forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences. We invite the submission of original research contributions and industrial papers, as well as proposals for panels, tutorials, and demonstrations. We encourage submissions relating to all aspects of data management defined broadly; and particularly encourage work on topics of emerging interest in the research and development communities.

Important Dates

Research Paper Abstracts Due November 1, 2002
5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Research & Industrial Papers, Panels,
Tutorials, Demos Due
November 8, 2002
5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection January 28, 2003
Camera-Ready Copy Due March 10, 2003

Research Track

Research papers will be judged for quality and relevance through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers (this does NOT include industrial papers, or panel, tutorial and demo proposals). Thus, authors names and affiliations must not appear in the paper and bibliographic references must be made in such a way as to preserve author anonymity. Detailed submission instructions appear on the Submission Guidelines For Research Papers page. All submissions will be handled electronically.

Industrial Track

The industrial track of SIGMOD 2003 will be the forum for high quality presentations on innovative commercial software for all facets of information technology with emphasis on database systems and information retrieval systems. These include significant applications leveraging database technology and information retrieval, innovations in commercial database management systems software and middleware, and benchmarking. Submissions that do not relate to commercial software (or industrial-strength prototypes in wide use) are discouraged. Unlike research track, minimal or no reviews of submissions will be provided to authors during notification. Acceptance criteria will be innovativeness of software and the potential of impact. For submission of industrial track papers as well as for the conference proceedings, the number of pages must be limited to 5 in the Camera Ready Copy format. For details see Submission Guidelines For Industrial Papers.

Tutorial Proposals

Tutorial proposals must clearly identify the intended audience and any prerequisite knowledge for attendees. Proposals must be no more than five pages, and must include enough material to provide a sense of both the scope of material to be covered and the depth to which it will be covered. Submissions for refereeing and final copy for the proceedings must be laid out according to the Camera Ready Copy format. For details see Submission Guidelines For Tutorials. The proposal should also indicate the tutorial length (1.5 or 3 hours) and identify any other venues in which the tutorial has been or will be presented.

Demos Proposals

The Demos program has become rich and competitive in the recent years. Demos of large and innovative systems are solicited. Submit up to 4 pages in electronic form to the Demonstrations Chair. Demonstration proposals will be evaluated and selected by the demonstration/exhibit program evaluation committee. Successful demo proposals are expected to provide one page of description for the electronic and printed proceedings, by the camera-ready due date (March 10th, 2003). For details see Submission Guidelines For Demos. Other arrangements necessary to perform the demonstrations, will be made after communication with the Local Demonstrations Chair.

Panel Proposals

Successful panels require a bit of thought and planning. For some snippets of advice for panel proposals that were gleaned from recent experience, see Submission Guidelines For Panels. For any further questions, email Joe Hellerstein.


General Chair Yannis Papakonstantinou UC San Diego
Program Committee Chair Alon Halevy U Washington
Demonstrations Chair Juliana Freire OGI/OHSU
Industrial Chair Surajit Chaudhuri Microsoft Research
Panels Chair Joe Hellerstein UC Berkeley
Tutorial Chair Mary Fernandez AT&T Labs – Research
Corporate Sponsors Chair Chaitan Baru San Diego Supercomputer Center
Publicity Chair Bertram Ludäscher San Diego Supercomputer Center
Proceedings Chair Zachary Ives University of Pennsylvania
Electronic Proceedings Chair Anhai Doan University of Illinois
Local Arrangements Chair Michalis Petropoulos UC San Diego
Program Committee
Demonstrations Committee
Industrial Track Committee
Tutorials Committee

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