Call for Demonstrations

For over a decade and a half, the COMAD Intl. Conf. on Management of Data, modeled along the lines of ACM SIGMOD, has been the premier international database conference hosted in India. The first COMAD was held in 1989, and it has been held on a nearly annual basis since then (except for a few breaks such as in the years when VLDB and ICDE were held in India). The 11th COMAD was held in January 2005 in Goa. The 12th COMAD will be held in December 2005, in Hyderabad, India. COMAD has always had a significant international participation, with about 30% of the papers being from outside India, including Europe, USA and East/South-East Asia.

COMAD 2005b will focus on new developments in the principles and practices related to data management. The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, developers and users to present and discuss emerging trends, concepts, techniques, technologies and experiences in data management.

COMAD has decided to broaden its program this year and, for the first time, COAMD2005b will have a demonstration program. Towards this goal, COMAD2005b seeks proposals for live demonstrations of innovative database system research. Research prototypes as well as commercial products are welcome. However, COAMD is not a forum for marketing or sales presentations. The presenter is expected to understand the system being demonstrated and explain the contributions of the system to the audience. Demonstrations of previously published systems are also welcome.

Important Dates

Demo Proposals July 26, 2005 : 3 PM PST
Notification to authors September 16, 2005
Camera-ready copy due October 14, 2005
Early-Bird Registration Deadline December 1, 2005
Conference December 20-22, 2005

Further information and submission instructions may be found on the conference web site at:

Demo Program Committee