SIGMOD Call for Tutorial Proposals

We solicit proposals for tutorials to be presented at the 2017 ACM SIGMOD conference. Proposals must provide an in-depth survey of the chosen topic with the option of describing particular pieces of work in detail. A meaningful summary of open research issues in the topic should be included. Each accepted tutorial is expected to jump-start non-experts, equipping them with the crucial knowledge required to commence research in the topic.

NOTE: As in 2016, this year the tutorials have been decoupled from the main conference program and they will be held before and after the conference (on Sunday, May 14, 2017 and Friday, May 19, 2017).


Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals should be no more than 6 pages in the SIGMOD format, and submitted through EasyChair. Each submission should include the following information:

  • The proposed tutorial title.
  • The preferred duration (1.5 or 3 hours). If both options are possible, the proposal should identify which material is to be included for each length.
  • An abstract.
  • Enough detail to provide a sense of both the scope of material to be covered and the depth to which it will be covered.
  • A short description of the intended audience and any prerequisite knowledge for attendees.
  • A very brief biography of the proposed presenter(s), along with contact information.
  • If (part of) the tutorial material or an earlier version of it has been presented elsewhere, the proposal should indicate those events (and dates), and describe how the current proposal differs from the previous editions.

A short description of the tutorial will be included in the conference proceedings. Tutorial slides are expected to be made available to conference participants and also uploaded as supplementary material to the ACM Digital Library (linked to the tutorial description) after the tutorial.

Please submit via the following page:


Important Dates

  • December 7, 2016, 4:59pm PST: Proposal submission
  • January 25, 2017: Notification
  • March 1, 2017, 4:59pm PST: Camera-ready due
  • Sunday, May 14, 2017 and Friday, May 19, 2017: Tutorial dates