The papers that are eligible for nomination are those published in a database conference or journal within the last year. For a journal article, it must be an original submission in order to be considered; journal articles that are extensions of previous conference papers will not be considered in the award selection process.

To nominate a paper, please provide the pdf of the original paper and a one-page nomination letter explaining why this paper should be considered as a SIGMOD Research Highlight. Self-nominations are not allowed. If you are a conference chair and have a conflict of interest with one of the papers, please ask a member of the award committee to nominate.

The deadline for nominations for the 2021 Research Highlight Award is November 2nd, 2021.