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

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Sunday 19 Jul 2020 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Jan 2, 2021 - Jan 4, 2021
Conference Address Bangalore, India
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Conference 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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