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SIGMOD EC on diversity and inclusion

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Dear SIGMOD members, We are committed to ensuring that all SIGMOD activities are carried out in an inclusive and diverse environment and we do not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or any other form of misconduct as defined in the ACM code of conduct. We appreciate ACM’s confirmation of these commitments in response to the controversy surrounding […]

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Sourav Bhowmick
Sourav Bhowmick

The End of Manual Checking Era: It’s Time for Automating Conflicts of Interest Management in Peer-Reviewed Venues

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Our professional societies (e.g., ACM, IEEE, VLDB Endowment) have worked hard to ensure that peer review processes in conferences and journals are fair and continue to fulfill their intended purposes. Our community has introduced refinements such as double blind reviews, automated matching of reviewers to topics and to individual papers, multiple submission deadlines, opportunities for […]

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Alon Halevy, Arun Kumar and Nesime Tatbul

Scalable Data Science: A New Research Track Category at PVLDB Vol 14 / VLDB 2021

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This post introduces and explains the newly created category of “Scalable Data Science” within the Research Track of PVLDB. This category comes into effect for volume 14, i.e., submissions starting April 1, 2020, which will be evaluated by the Review Board of PVLDB vol 14 for presentation at VLDB 2021. The Growth of Data Science […]

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Magda Balazinska, Carlo Curino and Avrilia Floratou
Magda Balazinska, Carlo Curino and Avrilia Floratou

The Diversity of Diversity & Inclusion

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The importance of diversity and inclusion has been widely recognized by now and efforts toward this goal are commonplace in almost all settings. Diversity and inclusion, however, remains challenging, and even well-intentioned efforts do not always work.  In this blog post, we report on our experience with the ACM SOCC’19 conference that recently took place […]

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A Tribute to José Alfredo Blakeley

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José Alfredo Blakeley, Partner Architect at Microsoft, passed away on January 7th, 2018. With this “tribute”, we would like to honor his many contributions to data management. José will be sorely missed as a great scientist, mentor, colleague, and friend. José completed his undergraduate studies at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico in 1978. He continued his […]

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