The SIGMOD Contributions Award is given for significant contributions to the field of database systems through research funding, education, and professional services. Recipients of the award are the following:

 2017 2016
 
Yannis E. Ioannidis Samuel Madden
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2015 2014 2013
Curtis Dyreson Kyu-Young Whang H. V. Jagadish
Curtis Dyreson Kyu-Young Whang H. V. Jagadish
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2012 2011 2010
Marianne Winslett Gerhard_Weikum David_Lomet
Marianne Winslett Gerhard Weikum David Lomet
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2009 2008 2007
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Beng Chin Ooi Klaus R. Dittrich Hans-Jörg Schek
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2006 2005 2004
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Tamer Özsu Hongjun Lu Surajit Chaudhuri
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2003 2002 2001
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Michael Ley Richard Snodgrass Daniel Rosenkrantz
[citation] [citation] [bio]
2000 (co-winner) 2000 (co-winner) 1999
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Laura Haas Michael Carey Raghu Ramakrishnan
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1998 1997 1996
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Won Kim Avi Silberschatz Jeffrey Ullman
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1995 (co-winner)  1995 (co-winner) 1992
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Yahiko Kambayashi Gio Wiederhold Maria Zemankova
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