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This year's conference will be held in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data
SIGMOD/SIGACT/SIGART Symposium on Principles of Database Systems

May 20-24, 2012

Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa


The annual ACM SIGMOD conference is a leading international forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences.  The PODS symposium series is a premier annual forum for communicating advances in the theoretical foundations of database systems. This year's SIGMOD/PODS event also includes 11 affiliated workshops focusing on cutting-edge topics that are relevant to the current data management research and development.  You are cordially invited to participate in this event.

SIGMOD General Chairs:  K. Selcuk Candan, Yi Chen
SIGMOD Program Chair:   Luis Gravano
PODS General Chair:        Maurizio Lenzerini
PODS Program Chair:       Michael Benedikt

Research Areas

  • Benchmarking and performance evaluation
  • Data analytics
  • Data cleaning, integration, and provenance
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Data models, semantics, and query languages
  • Data privacy and security
  • Data streams and sensor networks
  • Data visualization
  • Database monitoring and tuning
  • Databases for emerging hardware
  • Distributed and parallel databases
  • Indexing and physical database design
  • Information extraction
  • Information retrieval and text mining
  • Mobile databases
  • Modeling approximation and uncertainty in databases
  • Query processing and optimization
  • Scientific databases
  • Semi-structured data
  • Service-oriented computing and cloud data management
  • Social networks and graph databases
  • Storage systems
  • Transaction management

Conference Events

  • Research papers
  • Industrial papers
  • Technical demonstrations
  • Keynotes from industry and academic leaders
  • Tutorials
  • Undergraduate research papers
  • New researcher symposium
  • Workshops
  • Industrial exhibits
  • Recruitment event

Affiliated Workshops

  • SIGMOD/PODS Ph.D. Symposium
  • Database Mentoring Workshop (DBMe)
  • Databases and Social Networks (DBSocial)
  • Information Integration on the Web (IIWeb)
  • Keyword Search on Structured Data (KEYS)
  • Data Engineering for Wireless and Mobile Access (MobiDE)
  • Scalable Workflow Enactment Engines and Technologies (SWEET)
  • Web and Databases (WebDB)
  • Data Management on New Hardware (DaMoN)
  • Testing Database Systems (DBTest)
  • Semantic Web Information Management (SWIM)


Scottsdale, AZ promises stunning desert vistas and a breathtaking setting. Adjacent to Phoenix, the fifth most populated city in the United States, many attractions, parks, and recreational areas -- including the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Petrified Forest, and Painted Desert -- are within a short distance.

The conference itself will be held at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. This 27-acre hotel resort is minutes from a host of activities and promises an exciting venue for this year's conference. See for details.

Sponsors and Supporters

  • Diamond: SAP
  • Platinum: EMC, IO Data Centers, Microsoft, Oracle
  • Gold:     Facebook, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, MarkLogic, Turn, Twitter, Vertica, VMware
  • Silver:   Actian, AT&T, Greenplum, HP, WalmartLabs, Yahoo
  • Academic: Arizona State University, University of Arizona
  • Student Travel: National Science Foundation


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