ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2005 Conference

Baltimore, Maryland

June 14-16,2005 

SIGMOD Call for Industrial Papers

The industrial track of SIGMOD 2005 will be the forum for high quality presentations on innovative commercial software for all facets of information technology with emphasis on database systems, information retrieval systems, metadata management, information integration and XML. Submissions that do not relate to commercial software (or industrial-strength prototypes in wide use) are discouraged. Acceptance criteria will be innovativeness of software and the potential of impact.

Submission Guidelines

Submission Deadline

The deadline for paper submission for the industrial track is Wednesday November 17th 2004, 8:59 PM PST. There is no prior deadline for submitting abstracts. Papers must be submitted electronically through the industrial submission site

Absolutely no late submissions will be accepted.

Length, File Type and Formatting

Length: All submitted papers must be formatted according to the instructions below, and must be no more than 12 US letter pages. This page limit includes all parts of the paper: title, abstract, body, bibliography, and appendices. However, the number of pages that will appear in the conference proceedings will be limited to 5.

File type: Papers are to be submitted as a single PDF file, formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper, and no more than 5MB in file size. In case you would like to submit a paper larger then this size please contact the industrial chair Daniela Florescu ( prior to the submission.

Formatting: Papers must use the ACM proceedings format, using one of the templates listed at the ACM SIG Proceedings Templates web site. It is not permissible under any circumstance to change the template's font size, margins, intercolumn spacing, or line spacing. Templates are available in Word, WordPerfect, and LaTeX (versions 2.09 and 2e). For the LaTeX formats, you may use either the standard style or the SIG-alternate style. Note: Although the ACM templates include headings for "Categories and Subject Descriptors," "General Terms," and "Keywords," these are not used by SIGMOD and can be omitted from your submitted paper.


Industrial Track Program Committee

  • Sandeepan Banerjee, Oracle
  • Phil Bernstein, Microsoft Research
  • Don Chamberlin, IBM Almaden Research Center
  • Alon Halevy, University of Washington
  • Jim Gray, Microsoft Research
  • Vishal Sikka, SAP
  • Dean Jacobs, BEA Systems