In 1974 the SIG decided to rename itself SIGMOD (Special Interest Group on Management of Data) and the Chair of SIGFIDET, Bernard Plagman, became the Chair of SIGMOD. The newsletter was renamed SIGMOD Record and its first volume was numbered volume 9, appearing in 1977.
The SIGMOD Conference started in 1975 in San Jose; Frank King was the first program chair. The PODS Conference started in 1982 in Los Angeles; Alfred V. Aho was the first PODS program chair. The two conferences became co-convened in 1991 in Denver, in a successful attempt to encourage interactions between the theory and systems cadres within the overall database community.
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