SIGMOD/PODS Calls for Proposals (2023/2024)

The ACM SIGMOD Executive Committee is soliciting applications to host and organize the ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference for 2023 and 2024. The annual SIGMOD conference is a leading international forum for data management researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences. PODS, a symposium that focuses on the theoretical aspects of databases, is also co-located with SIGMOD. The conference includes a fascinating technical program with research and industrial talks, tutorials, demos, and focused workshops. It also hosts a poster session to learn about innovative technology, an industrial exhibition to meet companies and publishers, and a careers-in-industry panel with representatives from leading companies. The combined event usually attracts 1000+ attendees from all over the world (both ’23 and ’24 events are likely to include an on-line component).

SIGMOD, as a global organization, fosters diversity and inclusion and aims to reach communities of all sizes around the globe. Thus, we welcome proposals from all over the world.

Proposals should highlight as many details as possible about the logistics and organization, in particular (and not limited to) the following:

  • Proposed location
  • Tentative dates
  • Reasons for hosting the conference at the proposed location, including any proposed initiatives that will help promote DB research in the area
  • Information about the General Chair(s), Local Organization Chair(s), and the Finance Chair(s) (names, affiliations, and qualifications, including past experience in conference organization, and available resources, such as local academic institutions)
  • Diversity and inclusion plans and initiatives
  • Anticipated sponsorships, including local sponsorship opportunities
  • Travel (international and regional accessibility) and visa requirements
  • Possible venues (including approximates room rates, meeting room sizes, projected costs)
  • Local attractions
  • Any anticipated risks (e.g., public health, economic conditions, safety, etc.) and possible mitigation

Proposals should also specify whether the proposal is to be considered for SIGMOD’23 or ’24 (or both).

The proposal should be submitted along with any supportive material (e.g., links to videos about the venue). Interested teams should send their proposal to SIGMOD EC’s Conference Coordinator K. Selcuk Candan ( by August 8th, 2021.