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We are pleased to announce the The ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Sciences and Management of Data (CoDS-COMAD) 2020 (7th ACM iKDD CoDS and 25th COMAD) to be held in Hyderabad, India, on January 5-7, 2020. 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 third time.


Topics of Interest

We invite papers reporting original research in all aspects of Data Science and Databases. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Databases

Transaction processing, query processing, query optimisation, indexing and storage, distributed data platforms, RDBMS, NoSQL systems, key-value stores, big data systems, data cleansing, data analytics, data integration, benchmarking, tuning and testing.

Data Science

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.

Applications

Social network analysis, recommender systems, online advertising, bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, systems biology, multimedia processing, crowdsourcing, education, agriculture, healthcare, 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.

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: 2nd September, 2019 (anywhere on earth)

Submission Date: 9th September, 2019 (anywhere on earth)
Submissions closed
Notification Date: 22nd October, 2019
Camera Ready: 15th November, 2019 (anywhere on earth)

Archival and Non-Archival

The proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library and also indexed in DBLP.
No change in the author list or author order will be entertained once a paper is accepted.

Submission Format

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

Full Papers

The length of the submission should not exceed 8 pages (plus at most 2 pages of references).

Short Papers

We also welcome short papers whose length should not exceed 4 pages (plus at most 1 page of references). The main goal of these short papers is to provide a venue and accommodate otherwise hard to publish papers such as engineered solutions, exciting work-in-progress or even negative results that would be interesting to the broader community. Please note that while these are short papers, they will be reviewed like regular papers and included in the conference proceedings.

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.

Dual Submission Policy

CoDS-COMAD does not allow dual submissions. 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=codscomad2020

Akshar Kaul, IBM Research, India
Ameet Soni, Swarthmore College
Amitabha Bagchi, IIT Delhi
Anil Kumar Vullikanti, Virginia Tech
Animesh Mukherjee, IIT Kharagpur
Anirban Chakraborty, IISc Bangalore
Anoop Cherian, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs
Anshuman Dutt, Microsoft Research, Redmond
Anush Sankaran, IBM Research, India
Arindam Pal, TCS Research and Innovation
Arun Rajkumar, IIT Madras
Ashish Mittal, IBM Research, India
Avinash Sharma, IIIT Hyderabad
Ayush Choure, Microsoft
Balaji Vasan Srinivasan, Adobe Research
Balamurali A R, Acalvio
Biplav Srivastava, IBM Research
C V Jawahar, IIIT Hyderabad
Danish Contractor, IBM Research, India
Debapriyo Majumdar, ISI Kolkata
Dinesh Garg, IIT Gandhinagar
Diptikalyan Saha, IBM Research, India
Durga Toshniwal, IIT Roorkee
Gautam Shroff, TCS Research and Innovation
Himanshu Bhatt, American Express
Himanshu Gupta, IBM Research, India
Indrajit Bhattacharya, TCS Research and Innovation
Kamalakar Karlapalem, IIIT Hyderabad
Karin Murthy, IBM Research, Watson
Karthik Sankaranarayanan, IBM Research, India
Kartik Talamadupula, IBM Research
Krishna Kummamuru, Accenture
Krishna Reddy Polepalli, IIIT Hyderabad
Kuldeep Meel, National University of Singapore
Lavanya Tekumalla, KENOME
Liang Hu, University of Technology, Sydney
Lini Thomas, IIIT Hyderabad
Lv Subramaniam, IBM Research, India
Maleq Khan, Texas A&M Univeristy-Kingsville
Manish Gupta, Microsoft
Manish Singh, IIT Hyderabad
Manjira Sinha, IIT Kharagpur
Maunendra Sankar Desarkar, IIT Hyderabad
Mayukh Das, University of Texas, Dallas
Mitesh M Khapra, IIT Madras
Narayanan Edakunni, American Express
Natwar Modani, Adobe Research
Niketan Pansare, IBM Research, Almaden
Niraj Kumar, Conduent Labs
Nishant Sinha, OffNote Labs

Niyati Chhaya, Adobe Research
P Sreenivasa Kumar, IIT Madras
P.K. Srijith, IIT Hyderabad
Pabitra Mitra, IIT Kharagpur
Partha Talukdar, IISc Bangalore
Pawan Goyal, IIT Kharagpur
Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Delhi
Prakhar Biyani, Twitter
Pramod Kompalli, Ola
Prasad Deshpande, Alpha Analyst
Prathosh Ap, IIT Delhi
Raju Balakrishnan, Orkus
Ramasuri Narayanam, IBM Research, India
Ravi Kiran Sarvadevabhatla, IISc Bangalore
Raymond Ng, University of British Columbia
Ritwik Sinha, Adobe Research
Rohith D Vallam, IBM Research, India
Rok Sosic, Stanford University
S. Sudarshan, IIT Bombay
Sakethanath Jagarlapudi, IIT Hyderabad
Sambuddha Roy, Microsoft
Sandipan Dandapat, Microsoft
Saptarshi Ghosh, IIT Kharagpur
Sathya Peri, IIT Hyderabad
Satyanarayana R Valluri, Oracle Inc., USA
Sayan Ranu, IIT Delhi
Senjuti Basu Roy, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Shirish Tatikonda, Target
Shivali Agarwal, IBM Research, India
Shourya Roy, American Express
Sourangshu Bhattacharya, IIT Kharagpur
Srikanta Bedathur, IIT Delhi
Srinath Srinivasa, IIIT Bangalore
Sudeepa Roy, Duke University
Sudeshna Sarkar, IIT Kharagpur
Sujeeth Bharadwaj, Google
Sumeet Agarwal, IIT Delhi
Tirthankar Dasgupta, TCS Research and Innovation
Tushar Khot, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
V. Susheela Devi, IISc Bangalore
Vaibhav Rajan, National University of Singapore
Vasudeva Varma, IIIT Hyderabad
Venkata M. Viswanath Gunturi, IIT Ropar
Vibhav Gogate, UT Dallas
Vijay Gabale, Huew
Vikas Raykar, IBM Research, India
Vikram Goyal, IIIT Delhi
Vikram Pudi, IIIT Hyderabad
Vinay Namboodiri, IIT Kanpur


We are hosting a demonstration session that provides a forum to researchers and developers to display their software systems, prototypes, conceptual designs, libraries, etc., in an interactive setting.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

● Data Science
● Machine Learning
● Artificial Intelligence
● Text analytics and NLP
● Computer Vision
● Information Retrieval
● Social Network Analysis
● Recommender Systems
● Online Advertising
● Psycholinguistics and Social Sciences

● Computational Neuroscience
● Systems Biology
● Multimedia processing
● Crowdsourcing
● Education
● Healthcare
● Robotics
● Technology for Emerging Markets
● Bioinformatics
● Digital Marketing


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, literature references, and a URL to screenshots or a 2 minute youtube video showing the demo or link to an online version. The submissions will be carefully reviewed by the Demonstration Program Committee and be selected based on various factors such as novelty, relevance to CODS-COMAD, potential impact, technical challenges being addressed, and practical applications.

Best Demo: The most innovative and novel demos will receive awards (details to be announced soon).

Submission Format

The submissions should not exceed a maximum of 4 pages of content and up to 1 additional page containing only references. It should be formatted in the standard ACM style available at the ACM Master Article Template. The submissions should be made via Easychair. The submission deadline is 24th Sep, 2019 and the notifications will be sent out by 25th Oct, 2019.

The publication of the demo in the proceedings in optional. Therefore, even if an author intends to publish their work somewhere else, they can demo their work in this session and opt out of the proceedings. Students will receive generous funding for attending the conference to showcase their demos.

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: 24th September, 2019 (anywhere on earth)
Submission Date: 1st October, 2019 (anywhere on earth)
Notification Date: 25th October, 2019
Submissions closed
Camera Ready: 15th November, 2019 (anywhere on earth)

No change in the author list or author order will be entertained once a paper is accepted.

Submission Link

All papers are to be submitted using Easy Chair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=codscomad2020

Program Committee

Amitava Das, IIIT Sri City
Arindam Pal, TCS Research and Innovation
Atanu Roy, University of Minnesota
Debdoot Mukherjee, Hike
Deepak Padmanavan, Queen's University Belfast
Kripa Ghosh, IIT Kanpur
Manjira Sinha, IIT Kharagpur
Partha Talukdar, IISc Bangalore
Pawan Goyal, IIT Kharagpur
Peixiang Zhao, Florida State University
Saptarshi Ghosh, IIT Kharagpur
Sumit Bhatia, IBM Research, India
V. Raghava Mutharaju, IIIT Delhi
Vineeth Balasubramanian, IIT Hyderabad
V.G. Vinod Vydiswaran, University of Michigan


CoDS-COMAD 2020 will include an Industrial Track session which will cover the application of recent research advances to problems of real-world interest. The industry track of the conference aims to bring together leading industry and academia practitioners 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, transportation, energy, real-estate, manufacturing, finance, retail, healthcare, e-commerce, digital marketing, telecommunications, social media and computational advertising. Submissions are invited on work that highlight new challenges arising from the deployment of Data Science and Database technologies.

Submitted papers should present the problem, its significance to the application domain, design choices made towards the solution, the deployment challenges, and the lessons learned. At least one of the authors needs to have a non-academic affiliation. Authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to present their work in an oral session. Authors are encouraged to contact the track chairs if they need clarification regarding the fit of their work to the track.


Submission Format

The submissions are limited to a total of 6 pages, plus up to 1 additional page for references. The papers should be formatted in the standard ACM style available at the ACM Master Article Template. The submissions should be made via Easychair. The deadline for submissions is 18th August 2019, 23:59 28th August, 2019, 23:59 (Anywhere on Earth).

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=codscomad2020

Important Dates

Submission Date: 18th August, 2019 (anywhere on earth)

Submission Date: 28th August, 2019 (anywhere on earth)
Submissions closed
Notification Date: 30th September, 2019
Camera Ready: 15th November, 2019 (anywhere on earth)

Mentoring Service

This year we are introducing mentoring service for the industry track. Papers that describe substantial and exciting work but do not meet the standards of the conference might be conditionally accepted on the recommendation of the reviewers. Author(s) of such papers will be required to avail the mentoring service. We will connect the author(s) to an experienced researcher who will advise the author(s) on how to write the paper so that it is accepted more meaningfully to the community.

Industrial Track Chairs

Monojit Choudhury, Microsoft Research ([email protected])
Nitendra Rajput, MasterCard ([email protected])


The Young Researchers’ Symposium at CODS-COMAD 2020 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 Research Track). 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 full-time 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 short oral presentation at the conference. The proceedings will be published in ACM Digital Library. Providing student travel grants to support the participation of authors of accepted papers is under consideration.

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


Submission Format

The submission should not exceed one page (including all images, tables, and references), plus up to 1 additional page for references using ACM "sigconf" proceedingstemplate available at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template . The submission should mention the the name and affiliation of all author(s), status of the first author (Undergraduate / Postgraduate / Doctoral / Postdoctoral), and contact email address. 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=codscomad2020

Important Dates

Submission Date: 15th September, 2019 (anywhere on earth)
Submissions closed
Notification Date: 22nd October, 2019
Camera Ready: 15th November, 2019 (anywhere on earth)

Young Researchers' Symposium Track Chairs

Sayan Ranu, IIT Delhi ([email protected])
Vaishak Belle, University of Edinburgh ([email protected])

Aadirupa Saha, IISc Bangalore
Abhijnan Chakraborty, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Abir De, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Adway Mitra, IIT Bhubaneshwar
Arindam Pal, TCS Research and Innovation
Ashish Mittal, IBM Research, India
Chandrashekar Lakshminarayanan, IIT Palakkad
Goutham Tholpadi, Peritus.ai
Joydeep Chandra, IIT Patna
Koustav Rudra, IIT Kharagpur
Kripa Ghosh, IIT Kanpur
Lavanya Sita Tekumalla, Kenome
Mainack Mondal, University of Chicago
Malay Bhattacharyya, ISI Kolkata
Maunendra Sankar Desarkar, IIT Hyderabad
Mayank Singh, IIT Gandhinagar

Niyati Chhaya, Adobe Research
Parantapa Bhattacharya, University of Virginia
Pawan Goyal, IIT Kharagpur
Plaban Kumar Bhowmick, IIT Kharagpur
Pradumn Pandey, IIT Roorkee
Raman Sankaran, Conduent Labs
Ramasuri Narayanam, IBM Research, India
Rijurekha Sen, IIT Delhi
Rishiraj Saha Roy, Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Sahely Bhadra, IIT Palakkad
Sakethanath Jagarlapudi, IIT Hyderabad
Sandipan Sikdar, RWTH Aachen University
Saptarshi Ghosh, IIT Kharagpur
Srivatsa Bhargava Jagarlapudi, IISc Bangalore
Suman Kalyan Maity, Northwestern University
Syamantak Das, IIIT Delhi


Deadline for submission of proposals: 31st July 2019
Submissions closed

We are excited to invite proposals for tutorials to be held during CODS-COMAD 2020. CODS-COMAD (https://cods-comad.in/) 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, big data, machine learning and databases. Topics of interest, but are not limited to:

Databases

Transaction processing, query processing, query optimisation, indexing and storage, distributed data platforms, RDBMS, NoSQL systems, key-value stores, big data systems, data cleansing, data analytics, data integration, benchmarking, tuning and testing.

Data Science

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.

Applications

Social network analysis, recommender systems, online advertising, bioinformatics, computational neuroscience, systems biology, multimedia processing, crowdsourcing, education, agriculture, healthcare, 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.

Accepted tutorial presenters will be notified by September 15, 2019 September 20, 2019. They must then provide camera-ready versions of abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference proceeding. Every accepted tutorial will part of a parallel track at the conference and is expected to run for 90 - 120 mins.


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.
  • Type of the Tutorial: Introductory vs. cutting-edge
  • Description and Outline: Provide a brief description of the planned materials in the tutorial and their depth along with a rough outline of the tutorial.
  • 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”
  • Presenters: Please provide names, affiliations, email addresses, and short bios for each presenter. Bios should cover the presenters' expertise related to the topic of the tutorial. If there are multiple presenters, please describe how the time will be divided between them. All presenters listed in the proposal are expected to attend.
  • References: A list of the most important references that will be covered.