CIDR 2021: Final call for participation

06 January 2021

The annual Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR) will be hosted for free and online this year, starting on 11th January to 15th January 2021. Register now to see keynotes from Benoit Dageville, co-founder and president of products at Snowflake and Kunle Olukotun, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University and co-founder and chief technologist at SambaNova.

The annual Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR) is a systems-oriented conference, complementary in its mission to the mainstream database conferences like SIGMOD and VLDB, emphasizing the systems architecture perspective. CIDR gathers researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss the latest innovative and visionary ideas in the field, in a focused single-track conference, normally alternating between California and Amsterdam.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, CIDR2021 will be held online from Monday January 11 until Friday January 15, via Zoom, in daily 3-hour sessions (07:00-10:00 PST, i.e. California Time).

Conference Program

CIDR2021 has accepted 30 research/demo papers which will be presented in 10-minute talks (plus 5 minutes for Q&A). There will also be a gong-show with 11 short (4-minute) talks.

Please look at the website for more details on the program.

As highlights, CIDR2021 is proud to announce two keynote talks:

  • “The Snowflake Data Cloud” Benoit Dageville (Snowflake) on Tuesday
  • “Let the Data Flow!” Kunle Olukotun (Stanford University & SambaNova) on Thursday

There will also be a panel to close the conference on Friday titled “ML in Databases”, chaired by Jignesh Patel (University of Wisconsin) with panelists:

  • Tim Kraska (MIT)
  • Umar Farooq Minhas (Microsoft Research)
  • Thomas Neumann (Technische Universität München)
  • Olga Papaemmanouil (Brandeis University)
  • Chris Ré (Stanford University)
  • Michael Stonebraker (MIT)


Registration – via the website – is free, thanks to the CIDR sponsors (Amazon, Databricks, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle, Snowflake and SAP).

There is a cap on the registrations at 500, and the final deadline to register is Thursday 7th January.
Registered participants will receive connection information by email on Friday 8th January.

Conference Officers

Technical Program Chairs:

Peter Boncz, CWI
Fatma Ozcan, Google
Jignesh Patel, University of Wisconsin

General Chairs:

Michael Stonebraker, MIT
Anastassia Ailamaki, EPFL