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We are pleased to announce The ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Sciences and Management of Data (CODS-COMAD) 2021 (8th ACM IKDD CODS and 26th COMAD) to be held in Bangalore, India, on January 2-4, 2021. This conference continues to build on the long history of COMAD and CODS conferences and will bring together the two related communities closer under a common umbrella for the fourth time.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Databases

Transaction processing, query processing, query optimisation, indexing and storage, distributed data platforms, spatio-temporal databases, RDBMS, NoSQL systems, key-value stores, cloud data management, big data systems, data cleansing, data analytics, data integration, benchmarking, tuning and testing, graph database management, security and privacy.

Data Science

Data pre-processing, Classification and regression, parallel and distributed learning, semi- and unsupervised learning, matrix and tensor methods, graph mining, network analytics, reinforcement learning, feature engineering, deep learning, Bayesian methods, time series analysis, optimization, graphical models, relational models, text analytics and NLP, information retrieval, knowledge representation, knowledge-based systems, human-in-the-loop learning, planning and reasoning, ML for mobiles and other resource constrained environments, data mining, causality, fairness accountability and transparency, interpretability.

Applications

Social network analysis, recommender systems, online advertising, bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, systems biology, multimedia processing, crowdsourcing, robotics and autonomous systems, analytics on sensor networks and IoT, computer vision, surveillance/monitoring and anomaly detection in networked systems, urban computing, and technology for emerging markets.


The research track invites full as well as short papers. The goal of short papers is to provide a venue for relatively simpler but innovative ideas such as engineered solutions, exciting work-in-progress or even negative results that would be interesting to the broader community.


Authors of accepted papers will get an opportunity to showcase their work either as an oral presentation or as a poster.


Important Dates

Submission Date: 10th July, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Submission Date: 19th July, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Notification Date: 1st October, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Camera Ready: 31st October, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)

Submission Format

All submissions should be formatted in the ACM sigconf style available at: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template.

Word authors should use: https://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/publications/word_style/interim-template-style/interim-layout.docx.

Full Papers

The length of the submission should not exceed 8 pages (plus up to 2 additional pages containing only references.).

Short Papers

The length of the submission should not exceed 4 pages (plus up to 1 additional page containing only references).

Submissions not adhering to the page limit will be rejected without review. All the submissions will be single blind. The authors should include their names and affiliations in the submission.

No change in either the set of authors or the ordering of authors will be permitted after a paper is submitted for review.

Archival and Non-Archival

The proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library and also indexed in DBLP (except submissions to the Technology Showcase).
No change in the author list or author order will be entertained once a paper is accepted.

Dual Submission and Plagiarism Policy

CODS-COMAD does not allow dual submissions. Submissions should be reporting original work, not previously published, accepted to be published, or being considered for publication in any other forum. Authors are also not allowed to concurrently submit the same work across multiple tracks within CODS-COMAD 2021. All papers will be subjected to a plagiarism check before reviewing. Submissions violating this policy will be rejected immediately without review.

Submission Link

All papers are to be submitted using Easy Chair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=codscomad2021

Amitabha Bagchi, IIT Delhi
Arnab Bhattacharya, IIT Kanpur
Balaraman Ravindran, IIT Madras
Chiranjib Bhattacharyya, IISc Bangalore
Kartik Talamadupula, IBM
Lipika Dey, TCS Innovation Lab Delhi
Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas
Niloy Ganguly, IIT Kharagpur
Niyati Chhaya, Adobe Research

Peixiang Zhao, Florida State University
Sayan Ranu, IIT Delhi
Senjuti Basu Roy, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Sourav S Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University
Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Ohio state university
Sriraam Natarajan, The University of Texas at Dallas
Sudeepa Roy, Duke University
Tim Weninger, University of Notre Dame
V.G.Vinod Vydiswaran, University of Michigan

Abhijnan Chakraborty, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Abhishek Kumar Singh, Flipkart
Akhil Arora, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Akshar Kaul, IBM
Amit Awekar, IIT Guwahati
Anand Mishra, IIT Jodhpur
Animesh Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur
Anirban Chakraborty, IISc Bangalore
Anshuman Dutt, Microsoft
Arijit Biswas, Jadavpur University
Arindam Pal, Data61, CSIRO, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Arlei Silva, UCSB
Arpita Biswas, Google Research
Arun Rajkumar, IISc Bangalore
Ashish Mittal, IBM
Ashutosh Modi, IIT Kanpur
Avinash Sharma, IIIT Hyderabad
Balaji Vasan Srinivasan, Adobe Research Bangalore
Balamurali A R, IITB Monash Research Academy
Biplav Srivastava, IBM
C V Jawahar, IIIT Hyderabad
Chinya Ravishankar, University of California Riverside
Debapriyo Majumdar, Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata
Debasis Ganguly, IBM Research Lab Ireland
Deepak P, Queen's University Belfast
Deepak Mishra, IIT Jodhpur
Dhrugjyothi Ghosh, UC Irvine
Dinesh Garg, IIT Gandhinagar
Durga Toshniwal, IIT Roorkee
Dwaipayan Roy, GESIS -- Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Faisal Nawab, UCSB
Ganesh Jawahar, INRIA
Gautam Shroff, TCS Research
George H. L. Fletcher, Eindhoven University of Technology
Harika Abburi, IIIT Hyderabad
Himanshu Gupta, IBM Research, India
Himanshu Bhatt, IIIT Delhi
Jaydeep Sen, IIT Kanpur
Jithin Vachery, NUS
Kamalakar Karlapalem, IIIT Hyderabad
Karimulla Shaik, Flipkart
Karin Murthy, IBM
Krishna Reddy Polepalli, IIIT Hyderabad
Lavanya Sita Tekumalla, IISc Bangalore
Lei Cao, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lini Thomas, IIIT Hyderabad
Madhulika Mohanty, IIT Delhi
Manik Gupta, BITS Pilani Hyderabad
Manish Singh, IIT Hyderabad
Manjira Sinha, Xerox research, India
Manoj Agarwal, Microsoft
Maunendra Sankar Desarkar, IIT Hyderabad
Maya Ramanath, IIT Delhi
Mayank Singh, IIT Kharagpur
Mayukh Das, University of Texas Dallas
Narayanan Edakunni, Conduent Labs, India
Nikesh Garera, Flipkart
Niketan Pansare, Apple
Niladri Chatterjee, IIT Delhi
Niraj Kumar, Conduent Labs, India
Nishant Sinha, OffNote Labs
Nishtha Madaan, IBM Research, India

Pabitra Mitra, IIT Kharagpur
Partha Talukdar, IISc Bangalore
Pavan Edara, Google
Pawan Goyal, IIT Kharagpur
Peeyush Gupta, UC Irvine
Pinkesh Badjatiya, Adobe
Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Delhi
Prathosh Ap, IIT
Preethi Jyothi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Prithu Banerjee, IIT Guwahati
Priya Radhakrishnan, IIIT Hyderabad
Raghav Kaushik, Microsoft
Rajeev Gupta, Microsoft
Raju Balakrishnan, Orkus
Ravi Ramamurthy, Microsoft
Ravi Kiran Sarvadevabhatla, IIIT Hyderabad
Reynold Cheng, The University of Hong Kong
Rishiraj Saha Roy, Max Planck Institute for Informatics
S. Sudarshan, IIT Bombay
Sahil Chelaramani, Microsoft
Sainyam Galhotra, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sambuddha Roy, Microsoft
Sandeep Hans, IBM
Saptarshi Ghosh, IIT Kharagpur
Sathya Peri, IIT Hyderabad
Shanmuganathan Raman, IIT Gandhinagar
Shanshan Han, UC Irvine
Shantanu Sharma, University of California, Irvine
Shashi Shekhar, University of Minnesota
Shivali Agarwal, IBM Research, India
Shou Lidan, CAD&CG State Key Lab, Zhejiang University
Soma Biswas, IISc
Sourangshu Bhattacharya, IIT Kharagpur
Sourav Medya, UCSB
Sreenivasa Kumar P, IIT Madras
Srijan Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology
Srikanta Bedathur, IIT Delhi
Subba Reddy Oota, IIIT Hyderabad
Sujatha Das Gollapalli, I2R, A*STAR
Surender Kumar, Flipkart
Tanmay Basu, University of Birmingham, UK
Tanu Malik, DePaul University
Tanuja Ganu, Microsoft Research
Tirthankar Dasgupta, Tata Consultancy Services
V. Susheela Devi, IISc Bangalore
Vasudeva Varma, IIIT Hyderabad
Vijay Gabale, Huew
Vikram Pudi, IIIT Hyderabad
Vikram Goyal, IIIT Delhi
Vinu Ellampallil Venugopal, University of Luxembourg
Viswanath Gunturi, IIT Ropar
Vivek Narasayya, Microsoft
Xi He, University of Waterloo
Yashaswi Verma, IIT Jodhpur
Yiming Lin, UC Irvine
Zhenhua Huang, South China University of Technology


CoDS-COMAD 2021 will include an Industrial Track session which will cover the application of recent research advances to problems of real-world interest. The industry track aims to bring together leading data science industry practitioners, leaders from startups/NGOs, policy makers from various government agencies, and investors to share their insights, expertise and experiences related to deployments of solutions in industry and government that address real-world challenges and highlight new and important research directions.

Application domains of interest include but are not limited to, education, agriculture, transportation, energy, real estate, manufacturing, finance, retail, healthcare, e-commerce, digital marketing, telecommunications, social media and computational advertising.

Submissions are invited on work that highlights new challenges arising from the deployment of Data Science and Database technologies. Authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to present their work in an oral session.

For participants who wish to demonstrate their disruptive and/or early technologies, software systems, prototypes, libraries, etc., the industry track will have a separate Technology Showcase. Submissions for Technology Showcase will not appear in the conference proceedings.


Important Dates

Industry Track:

Submission Date: 10th July, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Submission Date: 19th July, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Notification Date: 1st October, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Camera Ready: 31st October, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)

Technology Showcase Track:

Submission Date: 10th August, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Submission Date: 31st August, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Notification Date: 1st October, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)

No camera ready deadline for Technology Showcase.

Submission Format

Industry Track:

The submissions are limited to a total of 8 pages, plus up to 2 additional page containing only references. The papers should be formatted in the ACM sigconf style available at the ACM Master Article Template. Word authors should use: https://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/publications/word_style/interim-template-style/interim-layout.docx.

Technology Showcase Track:

The submissions are limited to 1 page on the importance of the problem being solved and the solution provided, and a video demo of maximum 3 minutes (180 seconds) containing both sound (voice-over) and video.

No change in either the set of authors or the ordering of authors will be permitted after a paper is submitted for review.

Submission Link

All papers are to be submitted using Easy Chair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=codscomad2021

Industrial Track Chairs

Karthik Sankaranarayanan, IBM ([email protected])
Tanuja Ganu, Microsoft ([email protected])

Program Committee

Abhijit Mishra, Apple
Akshar Kaul, IBM
Akshay Gugnani, IBM Research
Atri Mandal, IBM
Balaji Ganesan, IBM
Dinesh Khandelwal, IBM Research Delhi
Ganesh Shankar, FluxGen Engineering Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Harshad Khadilkar, TCS
Harshit Kumar, IBM Research
Hima Patel, IBM
Jaydeep Sen, IBM Research
Kedar Kulkarni, IBM
Mathangi Sri, GoJek
Pooja Aggarwal, IBM Research
Pranay Lohia, IBM Research
Prasant Misra, TCS Research
Rahul Agrawal, Microsoft AdCenter
Rajmohan C, IBM
Ruhi Sharma, IBM Research
Sambaran Bandyopadhyay, IBM
Sandeep Hans, Technion
Seema Nagar, IBM Research
Shrutendra Harsola, Intuit AI
Somak Aditya, Microsoft Research
Srujana Merugu, IBM
Subhadeep Maji, Amazon
Sunayana Sitaram, Microsoft Research
Tejas Dhamecha, IBM
Vishwa Vinay, Adobe Research
Zainul Charbiwala, Tricog Health


The demo track provides a forum to researchers and developers to display their software systems, prototypes, conceptual designs, libraries, etc., in an interactive setting.

Instructions

The submission must describe the technical innovation that has produced the demonstrated system. Each demonstration track submission should contain an introduction, brief description, screenshots, value and contribution. Submissions should also indicate how the demonstration will be demonstrated and the hardware requirements (for the organizers). It must also include the specifications and literature references. Authors are also encouraged to submit a URL to screenshots or a 2-minute youtube video showing the demo or link to an online version.

Authors of accepted papers will have a chance to make a quick lightning talk and also give a demo. All accepted demo papers will appear in the conference proceedings. One of the demonstrations presented at the conference will be selected to receive a best demo citation to be awarded at the conference.

Important Dates

Submission Date: 10th August, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Submission Date: 31st August, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Notification Date: 10th October, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Camera Ready: 31st October, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)

Submission Format

The submissions should not exceed a maximum of 4 pages of content, plus up to 1 additional page containing only references, and plus a link to the demo in the main content. It should be formatted in the ACM sigconf style available at: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. Word authors should use: https://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/publications/word_style/interim-template-style/interim-layout.docx. The submissions should be made via Easychair.

No change in either the set of authors or the ordering of authors will be permitted after a paper is submitted for review.

Submission Link

All papers are to be submitted using Easy Chair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=codscomad2021

Archival and Non-Archival

The proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library and also indexed in DBLP (except submissions to the Technology Showcase).
No change in the author list or author order will be entertained once a paper is accepted.

Dual Submission and Plagiarism Policy

CODS-COMAD does not allow dual submissions. Submissions should be reporting original work, not previously published, accepted to be published, or being considered for publication in any other forum. Authors are also not allowed to concurrently submit the same work across multiple tracks within CODS-COMAD 2021. All papers will be subjected to a plagiarism check before reviewing. Submissions violating this policy will be rejected immediately without review.

For any queries, write to the demo chairs:

Gaurav Aggarwal, Google ([email protected])
Srikanta Bedathur, IIT Delhi ([email protected])

Program Committee

Abdul Quamar, IBM
Akanksha Shrivastava, LinkedIn
Anirban Santara, IIT Kharagpur
Ashish Tendulkar, Google
Badri Narayana, IIT Kanpur
Goda Ramkumar, Swiggy
Jithin Vachery, NUS Singapore
Jyoti Leeka, Microsoft
Neha Sengupta, Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence
Pooja A, Amazon
Preksha Nema, IIT Madras
Priyanka Agrawal, Booking.com


The Young Researchers' Symposium at CODS-COMAD 2021 invites submissions from students and postdoctoral fellows. This is a unique opportunity for young researchers to have fruitful peer-to-peer discussions and to get feedback from leading senior researchers about their current research work.

Submissions to the Young Researchers’ Symposium (YRS) are invited on all topics of interest to the CODS-COMAD conference (see Topics of Interest). We welcome many kinds of papers, such as, but not limited to: novel research papers, work-in-progress papers, appraisal papers of existing methods and tools (e.g., lessons learned).

The first author of any submission should be a undergraduate/postgraduate/Ph.D. student or a Postdoctoral researcher affiliated with any academic institution.

Authors of accepted papers will get a chance to present their work both as a poster and a quick lightning talk at the conference.

No change in either the set of authors or the ordering of authors will be permitted after a paper is submitted for review.


Important Dates

Submission Date: 10th August, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Submission Date: 31st August, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Notification Date: 10th October, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Camera Ready: 31st October, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)

Submission Format

The submission should be maximum of one page of extended abstract (including all images, tables, and references). All submissions should be formatted in the ACM sigconf style available at: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. Word authors should use: https://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/publications/word_style/interim-template-style/interim-layout.docx. All submissions must be in English and in PDF format. All submissions must be made via Easychair.

Submission Link

All papers are to be submitted using Easy Chair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=codscomad2021

Archival and Non-Archival

The proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library and also indexed in DBLP (except submissions to the Technology Showcase).
No change in the author list or author order will be entertained once a paper is accepted.

Dual Submission and Plagiarism Policy

CODS-COMAD does not allow dual submissions. Submissions should be reporting original work, not previously published, accepted to be published, or being considered for publication in any other forum. Authors are also not allowed to concurrently submit the same work across multiple tracks within CODS-COMAD 2021. All papers will be subjected to a plagiarism check before reviewing. Submissions violating this policy will be rejected immediately without review.

Young Researchers' Symposium Track Chairs

Karthik Ramachandra, Microsoft ([email protected])
Soma Biswas, IISc Bangalore ([email protected])

Adway Mitra, IIT Kharagpur
Aishwarya Ganesan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Anoop Kunchukuttan, Microsoft
Anusha Mujumdar, Ericcson Research
Arpita Biswas, Google Research
Ayushi Rastogi, TU Delft
Bhargav Gulavani, Microsoft Research India
Bikash Chandra, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Dippy Aggarwal, Intel Corporation
Divya Mahajan, Microsoft
Harish Doraiswamy, New York University
Harshad Deshmukh, Google
Prasanta Ghosh, IISC Bangalore
Sivaram Mudunuri, Walmart
Srinivas Karthik, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Sriram Ganapathy, IISC Bangalore
Sunayana Sitaram, Microsoft Research India
Venkatesh Emani, Microsoft Gray Systems Lab
Yash Govind, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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We are excited to invite proposals for tutorials to be held during CODS-COMAD 2021. CODS-COMAD is a premier conference on Databases and Data Science, with enthusiastic participation from the best of academia and industry practitioners from India and abroad. We solicit tutorial proposals relevant to this community of data science and databases. The scope for tutorials is broad and includes all topics of interest to the CODS-COMAD conference.

Accepted tutorial presenters will be notified by October 01, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12). They must then provide camera-ready versions of abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference proceeding. The page limit for the camera-ready version is 4 (+1), i.e., 4 pages of content and one additional page only for references. Every accepted tutorial will be a part of the parallel track at the conference.


Important Dates

Submission Date: 10th August, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Submission Date: 31st August, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Notification Date: 10th October, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)
Camera Ready: 31st October, 2020 (11:59PM UTC-12)

Submission Format

To evaluate your proposal we are looking for the following information as part of your submission:

  • Title & Abstract (up to 250 words): These will be used to publicize the tutorial.
  • Duration of Tutorial: The tutorial can be 1.5 hours or 3 hours. We encourage to include hands-on coding sessions during the tutorials, especially for the 3 hours long tutorials.
  • Description & Outline: Provide a brief description of the planned materials in the tutorial and their depth along with a rough outline of the tutorial.
  • Details of the previous tutorials (If any): If the tutorial was presented earlier, provide the details, including web links if any.
  • Goals: What are the objectives of the tutorial? What is the benefit to attendees? Why is this tutorial important to include at CODS-COMAD?
  • Target Audience: What is the target audience? What background should attendees have? It would be a plus if you can articulate the prerequisites for the audience, e.g. “Understand derivatives and integrals as found in introductory Calculus”, “Understand ‘classical’ supervised methods such as decision trees and Naive Bayes”
  • Proposers: Please provide names, affiliations, email addresses, and short bios for each proposer of the tutorial. Bios should cover the proposer’s expertise related to the topic of the tutorial. If there are multiple proposers, give details about the distribution of the tutorial among them.
  • Which of the proposers will be available to present the tutorial in-person?: It is strongly encouraged that all proposers attend and present the tutorial in-person. No change in tutorial presenters after the acceptance of tutorial is allowed. If all proposers are not able to attend, please provide the details if they will be able to present remotely.
  • References: A list of the most important references that will be covered.

There is no page limit on the submission format for the tutorial proposals.

Submission Link

All tutorial proposals are to be submitted using Easy Chair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=codscomad2021

Tutorial Track Chairs

Kamal Karlapalem, IIIT Hyderabad ([email protected])
Himanshu Bhatt, American Express ([email protected])