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). 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.

The 13th COMAD will be held from December 14-16, 2006, at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India. Similar to previous year, COMAD 2006 's scope will include not only traditional database areas but also add emphasis on Web, Information Retrieval and Data Mining.