CoDS-COMAD 2020, 5-7 January, Hyderabad: Call for Papers

April 25, 2019

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

Research Track
The research track invites full as well as short papers reporting original research in all aspects of Data Science and Databases. The goal of 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. Authors of accepted papers will get an opportunity to showcase their work either as an oral presentation or as a poster.

Industry Track
The industry track 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 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.

Demo Track
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, literature references, and 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 short oral presentation and also give a demo.

Young Researchers' Symposium
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. 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 short oral presentation at the conference.

Tutorial Track
The conference solicits proposals relevant to this community of data science, big data, machine learning and databases. The scope for tutorials is broad and includes all topics of interest to the CODS-COMAD conference.

Submission Format
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.

Research Track (Full Paper): A maximum of 8 pages of content + up to 2 additional pages containing only references.
Research Track (Short Paper): A maximum of 4 pages of content + up to 1 additional page containing only references.
Industry Track: A maximum of 6 pages of content + up to 1 additional page containing only references.
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.
Tutorial: See webpage for details.

*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

Track / Submission / Notification / Camera Ready Due
Research Track: 2 September 2019 / 15 October 2019 / 15 November 2019
Industry Track: 18 August 2019 / 30 September 2019 / 15 November 2019
Demo Track: 24 September 2019 / 25 October 2019 / 15 November 2019
Young Researchers Symposium: 15 September 2019 / 15 October 2019 / 15 November 2019
Tutorial: 31 July 2019 / 15 September 2019 / 15 November 2019

Archival and Non-Archival
The proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library and also indexed in DBLP*.
*Authors from Demo Track will have the choice to opt their paper out of the conference proceedings. This will enable the paper presented at CoDS-COMAD to be re-submitted to a different venue in the future.

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.

Easy Chair Submission Link
All papers are to be submitted using Easy Chair at

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

Organizing Committee

General Chairs:
  • Subba Rao Kambhampati, Arizona State University
  • Vasudeva Varma, IIIT Hyderabad
Program Chairs:
  • Arnab Bhattacharya, IIT Kanpur
  • Sriraam Natarajan, UT Dallas
  • Industry Track Chairs:
  • Monojit Choudhury, Microsoft Research
  • Nitendra Rajput, Info Edge
  • Young Researchers' Symposium (YRS) Chairs:
  • Sayan Ranu, IIT Delhi
  • Vaishak Belle, University of Edinburgh
Demo Chairs:
  • Manish Gupta, Microsoft
  • Tanmoy Chakraborty, IIIT Delhi
  • Tutorial Chairs:
  • Balaji Vasan, Adobe Research
  • Souranghsu Bhattacharya, IIT Kharagpur
Local Organizing Chair:
  • Manish Gangwar, Indian School of Business\
Proceedings Chair:
  • Rishiraj Saha Roy, Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Publicity Chair:
  • Raj Sharma, VideoKen
Finance Chair:
  • Chandrashekhar Sahasrabudhe, ACM India
Sponsorship Chairs:
  • Niloy Ganguly, IIT Kharagpur
  • Ravindran Balaraman, IIT Madras
Website Chairs:
  • Aakash KT, IIIT Hyderabad
  • Bakhtiyar Syed, IIIT Hyderabad