The ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data is concerned with the principles, techniques and applications of database management systems and data management technology. Our members include software developers, academic and industrial researchers, practitioners, users, and students. SIGMOD sponsors the annual SIGMOD/PODS conference, one of the most important and selective in the field.

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SIGMOD Executive Committee Position on Racism

The ACM SIGMOD is committed to ensuring that all SIGMOD activities are carried out in an inclusive and diverse environment with zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment, or any other form of misconduct.  DBCares,  a database community wide initiative, co-started with the VLDB Endowment, is a realization of this principle.

We cannot be satisfied with continuing the status quo. We will continue to actively stand against discrimination. We will find new ways to address the inequities that exist in our field. We will help to create an environment that is more welcoming, just, and equitable to all. 

SIGMOD’s Position on Racism

We join ACM, CRA and VLDB Endowment in stating that we will continue to listen, to learn, to engage and to explore new ways to fight against and reject racism.  Silence perpetuates, doubt reinforces, and rationalization of incident after incident only compounds the pain so many in our society continue to endure. This is especially important for the SIGMOD community, given that the computer science field has historically lacked diversity.

We know that racism:

  • Is systemic and institutionalized.
  • Continues to oppress people of color around the world – denying basic human rights, denying opportunity, and even more tragically denying many of their very lives.
  • Is learned behavior that may be unlearned through education, compassion, empathy, and action.
  • Drives a wedge between communities, and in doing so limits the quest for a society steeped in respect.
  • Benefits the privileged from its existence, who must be willing to sacrifice to overcome it.

To stand against it, we:  

  • Acknowledge the existence of racism within our communities and commit to defeating it.
  • Call out and reject rationalization of incidents and distortion of information.
  • Educate ourselves and those around us to address racism in its many forms.
  • Stand up against the status quo by using our voice and agency.
  • Invite the community to discuss concrete steps and commit resources to create lasting change.

News

2021 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award

2021 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award

May 12, 2021 curtis
ACM SIGMOD is pleased to present the 2021 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award to Huanchen Zhang and recognize Erfan Zamanian, Maximilian Schleich, and Natacha Crooks for Ho…
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May 12, 20212021 SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award
Call for Nominations - 2021 ACM SIGMOD Awards

Call for Nominations – 2021 ACM SIG…

Feb 6, 2021 curtis
Deadlines Nominations must be received by March 31, 2021 to be considered for this year's award. Nominations should be sent to the email address given below. The committee will automatically re-consider previously submitted nominations for both awards from the past two years (2019 and 2020). However, nominators are welcome to revise the supporting…
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February 6, 2021Call for Nominations – 2021 ACM SIG…
Call for Nominations -- SIGMOD Officer elections

Call for Nominations — SIGMOD Officer elections

Oct 13, 2020 curtis
The terms of current SIGMOD officers are coming to an end and there will be an election for new officers in Spring 2021. A Nominating Committee has been formed to prepare a slate o…
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October 13, 2020Call for Nominations — SIGMOD Officer elections
PODS 2020 Best Paper Award

PODS 2020 Best Paper Award

Jun 10, 2020 curtis
A Framework for Adversarially Robust Streaming Algorithms Omri Ben-Eliezer, Rajesh Jayaram, David P. Woodruff, and Eylon Yogev Omri Ben-Eliezer is a PhD student at Tel A…
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June 10, 2020PODS 2020 Best Paper Award
2020 PODS Alberto Mendelzon Test of Time Award

2020 PODS Alberto Mendelzon Test of Time Award

Jun 10, 2020 curtis
Optimizing Linear Counting Queries under Differential Privacy Chao Li, Michael Hay, Vibhor Rastogi, Gerome Miklau, and Andrew McGregor Chao Li currently works at google…
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June 10, 20202020 PODS Alberto Mendelzon Test of Time Award

Partners

SIGKDD
SIGKDD
VLDB Foundation
VLDB Foundation
IEEE TCDE
IEEE TCDE
EDBT Endowment
EDBT Endowment

Chapters

Database Society of Japan
Database Society of Japan
CCF DB Society