The annual ACM SIGMOD Conference, which began in 1975, is considered one of the most important in the field. While traditionally this conference had always been held within North America, it recently took place in Europe (in 2004) and Asia (in 2007). Acceptance rate of ACM SIGMOD Conference, averaged from 1996 to 2012, is 18%, with the rate of 17% in 2012.
In association with SIGACT and SIGART, SIGMOD also sponsors the annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS) conference on the theoretical aspects of database systems. PODS began in 1982, and has been held jointly with the SIGMOD conference since 1991.
Each year, the group gives out several awards to contributions to the field of data management. The most important of these is the SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award (named after the computer scientist Edgar F. Codd), which is awarded to "innovative and highly significant contributions of enduring value to the development, understanding, or use of database systems and databases". Additionally, SIGMOD presents a Best Paper Award to recognize the highest quality paper at each conference.
Venues of SIGMOD conferences 
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See also 
- CIDR - Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research
- ICDE - IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering
- VLDB - International Conference on Very Large Data Bases
- The list of computer science conferences contains other academic conferences in computer science.
- "Proceedings of the 2012 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data". 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
- "SIGMOD Conference Best Paper Awards". Retrieved 2012-04-07.