Sunday, April 22, 2012


SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data
SIGMOD/SIGACT/SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems

    May 20-24, 2012

    Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa



The annual ACM SIGMOD conference is a leading international forum for
database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore
cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and
experiences.  The PODS symposium series is a premier annual forum for
communicating advances in the theoretical foundations of database systems.
This year's SIGMOD/PODS event also includes 11 affiliated workshops
focusing on cutting-edge topics that are relevant to the current data
management research and development.  You are cordially invited to
participate in this event.

SIGMOD General Chairs:  K. Selcuk Candan, Yi Chen
SIGMOD Program Chair:   Luis Gravano 
PODS General Chair:     Maurizio Lenzerini
PODS Program Chair:     Michael Benedikt

Research Areas

* Benchmarking and performance evaluation
* Data analytics
* Data cleaning, integration, and provenance
* Data mining and knowledge discovery
* Data models, semantics, and query languages
* Data privacy and security
* Data streams and sensor networks
* Data visualization
* Database monitoring and tuning
* Databases for emerging hardware
* Distributed and parallel databases
* Indexing and physical database design
* Information extraction
* Information retrieval and text mining
* Mobile databases
* Modeling approximation and uncertainty in databases
* Query processing and optimization
* Scientific databases
* Semi-structured data
* Service-oriented computing and cloud data management
* Social networks and graph databases
* Storage systems
* Transaction management

Conference Events

* Research papers 
* Industrial papers 
* Technical demonstrations 
* Keynotes from industry and academic leaders
* Tutorials 
* Undergraduate research papers
* New researcher symposium
* Workshops
* Industrial exhibits
* Recruitment event

Affiliated Workshops
* SIGMOD/PODS Ph.D. Symposium
* Database Mentoring Workshop (DBMe)
* Databases and Social Networks (DBSocial)
* Information Integration on the Web (IIWeb)
* Keyword Search on Structured Data (KEYS)
* Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile 
Access (MobiDE)
* Scalable Workflow Enactment Engines and 
Technologies (SWEET)
* Web and Databases (WebDB)
* Data Management on New Hardware (DaMoN)
* Testing Database Systems (DBTest)
* Semantic Web Information Management (SWIM)


Scottsdale, AZ promises stunning desert vistas and a breathtaking
setting. Adjacent to Phoenix, the fifth most populated city in the
United States, many attractions, parks, and recreational areas 
- including the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Petrified Forest, and
Painted Desert - are within a short distance.

The conference itself will be held at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. This 27-acre hotel resort is minutes
from a host of activities and promises an exciting venue for this
year's conference. See for details.

Sponsors and Supporters

* Diamond: SAP
* Platinum: EMC, IO Data Centers, Microsoft, Oracle
* Gold:     Facebook, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, MarkLogic,
                  Turn, Twitter, Vertica, VMware        
* Silver:   Actian, AT&T, Greenplum, HP, WalmartLabs, Yahoo
* Academic: Arizona State University, University of Arizona
* Student Travel: National Science Foundation  

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