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SIGMOD Record Industry Perspectives

June 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

A tremendous asset to the database systems research community is the symbiotic relationship between academia and industry. Historically, that collaboration has resulted in a myriad of joint research projects, research prototypes, and commercial successes. Evidence of that relationship continues today, particularly so with the recent spawning of numerous commercial initiatives such as Hadapt, VoltDB, CouchDB, Voldemort, and MongoDB, to name but a few.

The intent behind SIGMOD Record‘s Industry Perspectives section is to inform researchers about industry trends, commercial product implementations, and the broader practice of data management, so that the database research community can better formulate research problems of practical significance. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • surveys of data management practice;
  • experience papers describing lessons learned from applying research results in an industrial context;
  • technical papers on commercial data management products, interfaces, and query languages;
  • papers describing the requirements of novel applications;
  • position papers; and
  • papers from industrial researchers on their views of important research problems.

As the new SIGMOD Record Associate Editor for Industry Perspectives, I hope to follow Len Seligman’s efforts as Associate Editor over the previous decade, and continue to contribute to the dialog between industrial and academic members of the database research community.

We encourage paper submissions on any topic along these lines. Industry Perspectives will be an ongoing feature of SIGMOD Record, and we welcome submissions at any time. Submissions should follow the formatting guidelines of SIGMOD Record and should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to the RECESS system. Contributing authors maintain their copyright to articles published in SIGMOD Record. Paper proposals, inquiries, submission ideas, and topic suggestions for the Industry Perspectives section can be sent to Glenn Paulley at

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