News

May 15, 2014 Evaluations are complete. Congratulations to the following teams (in alphabetical order) for making it to the final round:
  • AWFY
  • blxlrsmb
  • Cracker
  • H_minor_free
  • VIDA
See you in Snowbird, Utah.
April 16, 2014 Submissions are closed. We're moving on to the final evaluation. Good luck everybody!
March 17, 2014 Workloads on a large data set (100k people) have been added to the evaluation system. Newly submitted solutions will be run against workloads on small (1k people) and medium (10k people) data sets and, if they pass, on a large data set. Leaderboard results are ranked by combined time.
March 11, 2014 Workloads on a medium data set (10k people) have been added to the evaluation system. Newly submitted solutions will be run against workloads on a small (1k people) data set and, if they pass, on a medium data set. Leaderboard results are ranked by combined time.
March 1, 2014 The registration and submission systems are now available on the new Dashboard page.
The leaderboard is now available too. Register your team. Begin submitting your solutions. Watch the leaderboard.
Good luck everybody!
February 16, 2014 A medium data set (10k people) with query workload and answers are available on the Task page.
New query workload and answers for the small data set (1k people) are available on the Task page.
February 1, 2014 Query details with sample data set (1k people) and answers are available on the Task page.
January 25, 2014 Contest Announced!

Contest Overview

Student teams from degree granting institutions are invited to compete in the annual SIGMOD programming contest. The task for this year's contest is to construct a social network analysis system. The winning team will be awarded a prize of USD $5,000 donated by Microsoft. Submissions will be judged based on their overall performance on a supplied workload. Teams with top-performing submissions will receive travel grants to attend SIGMOD 2014 in Utah, USA.

Task Overview

The task for this year's contest is to construct a social network analysis system. We will provide a total of 31 files produced by the social network benchmark dataset generator produced by LDBC (Linked Data Benchmark Council).

Important Dates

February 1, 2014 Detailed specification of the requirements and test data available.
March 1, 2014 Team registration begins. Leaderboard available.
April 15, 2014 Final submission deadline.
May 15, 2014 Finalists notified.
June 22, 2014 Conference begins.

Sponsor

Microsoft logo    Prize money for the winning team is gracefully donated by Microsoft.

Contacts

Ask technical questions and stay up to date by joining the SIGMOD 2014 contest Google Group.
For non-technical questions, please e-mail SIGMOD14contest@cs.albany.edu.