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SIGMOD 2023 Call for Demonstration Proposals

The SIGMOD demonstration program has become an important venue for sharing cutting-edge data management system prototypes (software, hardware, both) with the greater SIGMOD community. The emphasis of the program is on visionary next generation systems requiring significant research and development effort. Such demonstration papers are expected to focus on data-intensive components of data science pipelines and solve problems in areas of interest to the community, e.g., data curation, optimization, performance, storage, systems. In general, we solicit demonstration proposals that are inspired by real applications and showcase the most exciting new data management and data science & engineering technologies.

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 should include a description of the novel intellectual content of the underlying system and of its architecture, along with a description of the target user(s), use-case(s), scenario(s) to demonstrate the user experience and key functionalities. The demonstration proposal must include citations of the most relevant papers about the proposed system, and any previous publications of that same system.

We strongly encourage authors to include a short video (less than or equal to 5 minutes) of their demonstration to clearly illustrate the user experience. The video should illustrate a good walkthrough of a use-case for the intended target user. Either in the video or in the paper authors should clearly indicate which part of the prototype is already implemented and which functionalities are to be implemented in the final submission.

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 follow the ACM Proceedings Format, using either the sample-sigconf.tex or ACM_SigConf.docx template provided at for LaTeX (version 2e) or Word, respectively. Note that the font size has to be changed to 9 pts (this is done via \documentclass[sigconf,9pt]{acmart} in Latex). The margins, inter-column spacing, and line spacing in the templates must be kept unchanged. Please make sure you are using the latest version of the ACM template. Any submitted paper violating the length, file type, or formatting requirements will be rejected without review.

We value diversity and inclusion in our community and professions. As such we require that demonstration proposals also follow the guidelines provided for regular research papers. Please refer to the call for papers for research papers for guidelines and examples.

Submissions to the demonstration track are NOT subject to double blind reviewing. The author name(s) and affiliation(s) must be present in the submitted document. The submission deadline is January 13, 2023, at 5PM 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 26, 2023. Accepted proposals will appear in the final proceedings. The camera-ready deadline is March 13, 2023, at 5PM PST.

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