CoDS-COMAD 2021, 2-4 January, Bangalore: Call for Papers - deadline extended

August 17, 2020

The ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Sciences and Management of Data (CODS-COMAD) 2021 (8th ACM IKDD CODS and 26th COMAD) will be held virtually 2-4 January 2021.

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Owing to the current situation and requests received from various entities, the chairs have decided to give one last extension for Tutorial, Demo, YRS and Technology Showcase Track
IMPORTANT UPDATE: In response to the ongoing pandemic, we have decided to organize the conference in a fully virtual mode while retaining the same dates in 2021. Please check the conference website regularly for further updates.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Databases: 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.

Applications: 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.

Research Track
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.

Industry Track
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.

Tutorial Track
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.

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 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.

Young Researchers' Symposium
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.

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. Reviews will be single blind.

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 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.
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.

Important Dates*

Track / Submission / Notification / Camera Ready Due
Tutorial: 31 August 2020 / 1 October 2020 / 24 October 2020
Demo Track: 31 August 2020 / 1 October 2020 / 24 October 2020
Young Researchers Symposium: 31 August 2020 / 1 October 2020 / 24 October 2020
Technology Showcase: 31 August 2020 / 1 October 2020 / NA

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

Dual Submission Policy
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.

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.