Athens, Greece, welcomes ACM SIGMOD 2011


One of the major annual international conferences for information technology is taking place in Athens, June, 12 to 16, 2011. The 37th ACM SIGMOD/PODS conference is sponsored by the Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD) of ACM (Association of Computing Machinery), the largest computer science association in the world.

Over 500 scientists and professionals, specialized in large-scale data management problems and databases will participate in SIGMOD, sharing knowledge and experiences on topics such as Web search, data mining, social networks and database industrial applications, and also on several other aspects of data management and processing.

All major IT companies will be present at SIGMOD, either with leading scientists and professionals or as sponsors and supporters (EMC², Greenplum, Microsoft, Oracle, Google, IBM Research, SAP, Sybase, Yahoo ! Labs, AsterData, HP, Intrasoft International, Kosmix, MarkLogic, Twitter, VirtualTrip, NEC, etc.).

It is only the third time since 1975 that the conference is held outside U.S.A. Greece’s choice demonstrates the strong involvement of Greek scientific community in the area of data management and databases, and it is an important distinction for the country itself. It is also noted that Prof. Yannis Ioannidis of University of Athens, director of “Athena” Research Center, is also the chairperson of ACM SIGMOD.

ACM SIGMOD is organized by the Institute for Information Systems (IMIS) of “Athena” Research Center. Prof. Timos Sellis of NTUA, director of IMIS/"Athena" also the SIGMOD’s general chair.



Name: Timos Sellis

Phone: 210 6990522