If you would like to become a member of SIGMOD, please use this link to join SIGMOD. Paper forms for professionals are available through this link (pdf) and for students through this link (pdf). The members of SIGMOD are active in the development of new database technologies and techniques. As of July 2014, SIGMOD has 1621 members with a significant international constituency. About 5% of the members are students. You can find ACM membership statistics here.  There are also active ACM SIGMOD Chapters in some countries.

Membership Benefits

There are two categories of membership, namely SIGMOD Online and SIGMOD Print, in addition to Student membership.

Online members receive:

Print members receive:

  • All benefits of Online members, plus
  • SIGMOD Record print edition (4 issues per year)

Student members receive:

  • All benefits of Online Members

Community benefits provided by SIGMOD

SIGMOD also provides these benefits to the community:

  • Access at SIGMOD Online to a range of content, including the following:
    • Information about SIGMOD
    • A blog on “hot topics” in databases
    • Database resources (e.g., public domain software, list of graduating grad students)
    • Historical materials collected by or commissioned by SIGMOD (e.g., an oral history of Charles Bachman, one of the pioneers of database field)
  • A social networking presence to disseminate community news

SIGMOD supports the following activities that benefit the community

SIGMOD supports the following activities that benefit the Community:

  • Support for DBLP – a bibliography of computer science publications
  • Cooperation with ETH Zurich on the PubZone non-profit discussion forum for publications in the database community
  • Sponsorship of the annual SIGMOD and PODS conferences; co-sponsorship of DEBS, SIGKDD, SOCC, WSDM, and other conferences/workshops on occasion; sponsorship of the workshops held at the annual SIGMOD/PODS conference
  • The SIGMOD awards: SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovation Award,  the SIGMOD Contributions Award, the SIGMOD Systems Award, the SIGMOD Best Paper, the Test-of-Time Best Paper award, and the SIGMOD Jim Gray Dissertation Award
  • The SIGMOD Programming Contest
  • Undergraduate and graduate scholarships to enable undergraduate and graduate students to attend the SIGMOD/PODS conferences and other events on occasion