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Michael L. Brodie and Jennie Duggan on "Big Data Is Opening the Door To Revolutions: Databases Should Be Next" at the SIGMOD Blog.
Most professional fields, whether in business or academia, rely on data and have done so for centuries. In the digital age and with the emergence of Big Data, this dependency is growing dramatically – perhaps out of proportion to its current value given the concepts, tools, and techniques presently available. Read more at the SIGMOD blog:
Call for Nominations - 2015 ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award
The annual ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes excellent research by doctoral candidates in the broad field of data management. This is an advance notice for the invitation of submissions for dissertations awarded between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014 that will follow soon. More details on the submission and on the evaluation procedures can be found at
Sihem Amer-Yahia on "Quality Experiments Crowdsourced" at the SIGMOD Blog
Crowdsourcing is a powerful paradigm that democratizes the creation, collection, analysis, curation, and dissemination of data, contributed by millions of individuals, who are called workers. Early crowdsourcing platforms in the context of citizen reporting and citizen sciences were dedicated to specific tasks. Today, many other platforms that expect workers with different expertise exist. Among them, we can find Turkit, Mob4hire, uTest, Freelancer, eLance, oDesk, Guru, Topcoder, Trada, 99design, Innocentive, CloudCrowd, and CloudFlower. The most popular one is Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) that is generic and allows any requester to post virtually any kind of task in which any worker can participate via self-appointment.
Now on the SIGMOD Blog - Four bloggers explore exploratory search
Melanie Herschel, Yannis Tzitzikas, K. Selcuk Candan, and Amelie Marian join forces to blog about exploratory search. Visit to read more.
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