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CODS-COMAD 2021 : ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science & Management of Data


When Jan 2, 2021 - Jan 4, 2021
Where Bangalore, India
Submission Deadline Jul 10, 2020
Notification Due Oct 1, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 24, 2020
Categories    computer science   machine learning   data science   databases

Call For Papers


The ACM India Joint International Conference on
Data Sciences and Management of Data (CODS-COMAD)

8th ACM IKDD CODS and 26th COMAD

2nd-4th January, 2021 at IIIT Bangalore, India


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:

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.

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.


The conference solicits 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.


The industry track aims to bring together leading data science industry
practitioners, leaders from startups/NGOs, policy makers from various govt.
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.


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


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. 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 an 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.


All submissions should be formatted in the standard ACM style available at:

The length of the submission should not exceed the page limit mentioned below.
Submissions not adhering to the page limit will be rejected without review.
Reviews will be single blind.

Research Track (Full Paper): A maximum of 8 pages of content + up to 2
additional pages containing only references.

Tutorial: A maximum of 4 pages of content + up to 1 additional page
containing only references.

Research Track (Short Paper): A maximum of 4 pages of content + up to 1
additional page containing only references.

Industry Track (Full Paper): A maximum of 8 pages of content + up to 2
additional page containing only references.

Technology Showcase Track: A maximum of 1 page of content.

Demo Track: A maximum of 4 pages of content + up to 1 additional page
containing only references + a link to the demo in the main content.

Young Researchers' Symposium (YRS): A maximum of 1 page of extended abstract.

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


Track Submission Notification Camera Ready

Research Track 10th Jul, 2020 1st Oct, 2020 24th Oct, 2020
Industry Track 10th Jul, 2020 1st Oct, 2020 24th Oct, 2020
Technology Showcase 10th Aug, 2020 1st Oct, 2020 -
Tutorial 10th Aug, 2020 1st Oct, 2020 24th Oct, 2020
Demo Track 10th Aug, 2020 1st Oct, 2020 24th Oct, 2020
Young Researchers' Symposium 10th Aug, 2020 1st Oct, 2020 24th Oct, 2020

All deadlines above are firm and will not be moved.


The proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library and also indexed
in DBLP (except submissions to the Technology Showcase).


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.


All papers are to be submitted using Easy Chair at


Please visit our website for more details about
submissions for each of the tracks.


General Chairs
- Jayant Haritsa, IISc Bangalore
- Shourya Roy, American Express AI Labs

Program Chairs
- Manish Gupta, Microsoft
- Sharad Mehrotra, UCI

Tutorial Chairs
- Kamal Karlapalem, IIIT Hyderabad
- Himanshu Bhatt, American Express

Industry Track Chairs
- Karthik Sankaranarayanan, IBM
- Tanuja Ganu, Microsoft

Young Researchers' Symposium (YRS) Chairs
- Karthik Ramachandra, Microsoft
- Soma Biswas, IISc Bangalore

Demo Chairs
- Gaurav Aggarwal, Google
- Srikanta Bedathur, IIT Delhi

Local Arrangement Chairs
- Raj Sharma, VideoKen
- Jaya Sreevalsan Nair, IIIT Bangalore

Proceedings Chairs
- Yogesh Simmhan, IISc Bangalore
- Balaji Vasan, Adobe

Publicity Chair
- Raj Sharma, VideoKen

Finance Chair
- Chandrashekhar Sahasrabudhe, ACM India/PSPL

Sponsorship Chairs
- Niloy Ganguly, IIT Kharagpur
- Balaraman Ravindran, IIT Madras

Student Travel Grant Chairs
- Sayan Ranu, IIT Delhi
- Abir De, IIT Bombay

Website Chair
- Subba Reddy Oota, IIIT Hyderabad

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