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Policy for Inviting SIGMOD Papers to TODS


Approved August 14, 2002
Amended October 22, 2003
Amended May 15, 2012

  1. Selection of the invited SIGMOD papers will be done by the SIGMOD PC chair, on the bases of high quality and perceived feasibility of being extended into submissions to TODS. A minimum of 0 and a maximum of 4 papers will be selected for invitation.
  2. The TODS EiC will then invite submission of extended versions of the selected papers, or a subset thereof.

    Note that TODS requires at least 30% new material. The new material should be content material, not just the addition of obvious proofs or a few more straightforward performance figures. (See the relevant TODS guidelines for authors).

  3. These submissions will be reviewed in the normal manner, but reviewers will be told that the submission was invited upon the recommendation of the SIGMOD PC chair and TODS Editor-in-Chief, and single-blind reviewing will be used. Acceptance is not guaranteed. The editor handling the paper will be responsible for choosing the reviewers; however, it is expected that at least two of the reviewers will be ones who reviewed the original SIGMOD submission.
  4. There will be an accelerated review and resubmission schedule with the goal of having the papers appear together not too distant from the original conference.


    April 7 SIGMOD Program Chair forwards nominated papers to TODS EiC
    April 15 TODS EiC invites submissions, due October 1
    October 1 Receive submission
    February First review completed, taking four months
    May Second submission, within three months of receiving the review
    August Second review completed, taking three months
    September Final revision, within a month of the review
    December Paper appears, with a production of three months

    This is a very tight schedule. Any paper not meeting this schedule can appear in a subsequent issue. It is hoped that the December issue will be a joint SIGMOD/PODS special issue/section.

    At some point ACM will adopt a completely online publication process, in which papers can be "published" (i.e., put on the DL) as they are accepted. This will allow the schedule to be relaxed. We expect that all the papers in the issue will be in one virtual volume.

  5. The special issue (or special section of this issue) may include a short foreword by the SIGMOD PC chair, perhaps jointly authored by the PODS PC chair.
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