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SIGMOD 2021 Call for Demonstration Proposals

The SIGMOD demonstration program has become an important venue for sharing cutting-edge, data management system prototypes with the greater SIGMOD community. Demonstrations may consist of software, hardware, or both. The emphasis of the SIGMOD demonstration program is on visionary, next generation systems requiring significant research and development effort. This year, we particularly encourage submissions on data science & engineering system prototypes, inspired by real applications. Such demonstration papers are expected to focus on data-intensive components of data science pipelines; and solve problems in areas of interest to the community, e.g., data curation, optimization, performance, storage, systems. In general, we solicit demonstration proposals that will showcase the most exciting new data management and data science & engineering technologies.

Selection of demonstrations for presentation at SIGMOD is highly competitive. The evaluation criteria include both the audience experience and the novelty of the system. The proposal should also describe in detail what SIGMOD attendees who view the demonstration will experience. What exactly will the audience see? Will they be able to interact with the system? Is there an interesting scenario or script that the demonstrators will use to motivate the demonstration?

We strongly encourage authors to include a short video (less than or equal to 5 minutes) of their demonstration to clearly illustrate the user experience, and demo scenario.

Authors should include a description of the novel intellectual content of the underlying system and of its architecture. The demonstration proposal must include citations of the most relevant papers about the proposed system, and any previous publications of that same system.

Priority will be given to systems that have never been demonstrated before. One of the demonstrations will be selected to receive a Best Demo award. Each demonstration proposal is to be submitted as a single PDF file and it must be no more than FOUR US letter (8.5'' x 11'') pages in length. This page limit includes all parts of a proposal: title, abstract, body, and bibliography. The camera-ready copy of an accepted proposal has a page limit of FOUR US letter (8.5'' x 11'') pages excluding references, i.e., references can go to an extra page for references only.

Demonstration proposals must follow the ACM Proceedings Format, using either the sample-sigconf.tex or ACM_SigConf.docx template provided at for LaTeX (version 2e) or Word, respectively. Note that the font size has to be changed to 9 pts (this is done via \documentclass[sigconf,9pt]{acmart} in Latex). The margins, inter-column spacing, and line spacing in the templates must be kept unchanged. Please make sure you are using the latest version of the ACM template. Any submitted paper violating the length, file type, or formatting requirements will be rejected without review.

Submissions to the demonstrations track are NOT subject to double blind reviewing. The author name(s) and affiliation(s) must be present in the submitted document. The submission deadline is January 14, 2021, at 5PM PST (abstract submission is not required). Late proposals will not be considered. All submissions must be done electronically through

Notifications for the accepted proposals will be sent by February 18, 2021. Accepted proposals will appear in the final proceedings. The camera-ready deadline is March 7, 2021, at 5PM PST.

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