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SIGMOD 2018 Call for Demonstration Proposals

The SIGMOD demonstration program has become an important venue for sharing cutting-edge, prototype data management systems with the greater SIGMOD community. We solicit demonstration proposals that will showcase the most exciting new data management technologies. 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.

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?

Authors may 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 of an accepted proposal must observe the same page limit.

Demonstration proposals must adhere to the general SIGMOD formatting guidelines. They must follow the ACM Proceedings Format, using either the sample-sigconf.tex or ACM_SigConf.docx template provided at for Word and LaTeX (version 2e). The font size, margins, inter-column spacing, and line spacing in the templates must be kept unchanged. The ACM template changed in 2017. Make sure you are using the latest version.

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. Any proposal violating the length, file type, or formatting requirements will be rejected without review.

The submission deadline is January 15, 2018, at 6PM 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 22, 2018. Accepted proposals will appear in the final proceedings. The camera-ready deadline is March 15, 2018, at 6PM PST.

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