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The Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research (CIDR) was started in 2002 by Michael Stonebraker, Jim Gray, and David DeWitt to provide the database community with a venue for presenting innovative data systems architectures, as well as a prestigious publication opportunity. CIDR does not compete with the established conferences presenting rigorous treatises in established areas; rather its goal is to air radically new ideas. Such papers are typically speculative or are system evaluations. The visionary papers usually lack rigorous frameworks, simulations of performance, or prototype implementations but present a radical departure from conventional approaches that enable new applications. The prototype descriptions generally are a detailed report on successes and mistakes. The other major DBMS conferences usually reject such submissions because they are not scientific. However, these are often the very papers that offer long-term value to the field, and should be widely disseminated.


The first CIDR conference was first held at Asilomar in January 2003, and has been held every other January since then.    The conference will be held for a fifth time January 9-12, 2011 at Asilomar.


Archive of Previous Conferences






2011 website


2009 website


2007 Proceedings (.zip)

2007 website


2005 Proceedings (.zip)

2005 website


2003 Proceedings (.zip)

2003 website




The CIDR conference is sponsored by the VLDB Foundation in co-operation with ACM SIGMOD.