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Call for Papers: SIGMOD Demo

The SIGMOD Demonstrations program is an exciting and highly interactive way to demonstrate your database systems research. Because of its continued success, the demo program has become increasingly competitive and well respected. Demonstrations of innovative database system research are solicited, which illustrate research contributions in an interesting and interactive manner.

For SIGMOD 2009, we aim to make the demonstration program even more interactive than before, and to that end will be implementing some changes to the submission process. First, we will allow and encourage the submission of a demonstration video along with the demonstration paper. Second, we will require more emphasis on the demonstration scenario than before. Finally, we will further adapt the review process to demonstrations, for example by including a “wow” factor in the review forms.

A submission proposal must thus include a demonstration paper, and can include a demonstration video. The demonstration paper should differ from regular research papers in several important aspects. First, it should clearly describe the overall architecture of the system or technology demonstrated, without being a short research paper. Second, the paper should put great emphasis on the motivation of the work, on the applications of the presented system or technology, and on the novelty of the work. Third and importantly, the proposal should very clearly describe the demonstration scenario. In particular, it should clearly describe how the demonstration audience can interact with the demonstration system, in order to obtain understanding of the underlying technology. For demonstrations running over the web, a back-up scenario should be described, in case of low connectivity at the demonstration venue.

All submitted demonstration proposal papers must be no more than three (3) US letter pages in length. This page limit includes all parts of the proposal: title, abstract, body, and bibliography. Of these three pages, at most two pages should be used for a textual description, and at least one page for illustrations of the techniques and the demonstration scenario. The camera-ready copy for accepted papers must also be no more than three pages in length.

The demonstration proposal paper must adhere to the general SIGMOD formatting guidelines. Submissions to the demonstrations track of SIGMOD 2009 are not subject to double blind reviewing. The author(s) name and affiliation(s) must be present in the submitted document. Any submitted demo proposal violating the length, file type, or formatting requirements will be rejected without review.

The optional demonstration video should focus on illustrating the demonstration scenario and the interactive nature of the demonstration system. The video must be no more than three (3) minutes in length and should start by clearly identifying the authors and title of the proposal. The video should be in MPEG format, and should be playable on a wide variety of media players. We strongly encourage authors to produce and submit a demonstration video. The video may optionally be published on the SIGMOD proceedings disk.

The deadline for demo proposals submission is the same as for regular research papers (abstract submission is not required). Papers and videos must be submitted electronically through the main conference submission site in the Demo track. Only demo proposals submitted through the official submission site prior to the deadline will be considered for SIGMOD 2009.

The notification for acceptance for demonstration papers is the same as for regular papers. Accepted demo proposals (three-pages in length) will appear in the final proceedings. The camera-ready deadline is the same as for regular research papers.

Submissions should be uploaded through the submission site at:


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