Donald Kossmann
Donald Kossmann

SIGMOD 2017 New Location

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Dear SIGMOD/PODS Community: We are pleased to announce that the SIGMOD/PODS Conference 2017 will be held in Chicago in the week of May 14, 2017. We would like to thank all who helped us to find a new venue at such short notice. There were many suggestions, and many people helped investigate possible venues all […]

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Jignesh Patel
Jignesh Patel

The data chatbots are coming

Big Data, data exploration, Databots

The big data era (now more than a decade old) ushered in dramatic shift in mentality whereby enterprises increased their appetite for making “data-driven” decisions. To a large extent, most enterprises have gotten very good at collecting data. Now, the next big challenge is to unlock non-trivial insights that are hidden in that data. There […]

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Donald Kossmann
Donald Kossmann

SIGMOD 2017 Announcement

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Dear members of the SIGMOD/PODS Community: On January 16 (Martin-Luther-King Day in the USA), the SIGMOD Executive Committee decided to move the ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2017 conference out of North Carolina to a new, still undecided location. The decision was made unanimously by the Committee following extensive discussions with the SIGMOD Advisory Board. The SIGMOD/PODS community […]

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Mohamed Mokbel
Mohamed Mokbel

Thinking Spatial

Databases, Recommendations, Spatial, Systems

Self-driving cars, ride-sharing service (e.g., Uber and Lyft), and Pokemon Go are just three examples of recent disruptive applications that gained huge market share and publicity. It is expected that each self-driving car will generate 2 PB of data per year, with 10 Million of such cars by 2020. Uber has 2+ Billion rides so […]

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Felix Naumann
Felix Naumann

Reflections of a Data Skeptic

Big Data

In the 21st century, our everyday lives are shaped by what machines tell us to do. Big data and their application to economy, policy, and our social life act as behavioral equalizers. And this they do under the assumption of optimization in both subtle and open ways. In fact, they are pushing individuals into uniform […]

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