Diversity and Inclusion Activities in Database Conferences: A 2021 Report

Sihem Amer-Yahia, Yael Amsterdamer, Sourav S. Bhowmick, Angela Bonifati, Philippe Bonnet, Renata Borovica-Gajic, Barbara Catania, Tania Cerquitelli, Silvia Chiusano, Panos K. Chrysanthis, Carlo Curino, Jérôme Darmont, Amr El Abbadi, Avrilia Floratou, Juliana Freire, Alekh Jindal, Vana Kalogeraki, Georgia Koutrika, Arun Kumar, Sujaya MaiyyaAlexandra Meliou, Madhulika Mohanty, Felix Naumann, Nele Sina Noack, Fatma Özcan, Liat Peterfreund, Wenny Rahayu, Wang Chiew Tan, Yuanyuan Tian, Pinar Tözün, Genoveva Vargas-Solar, Neeraja Yadwadkar, Meihui Zhang

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Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are core to fostering innovative thinking. Existing theories demonstrate that to facilitate inclusion, multiple types of exclusionary dynamics, such as self-segregation, communication apprehension, and stereotyping and stigmatizing, must be overcome. The D&I team is dedicated to providing leadership to help the community achieve their goal. This effort is pursued via actions led by the core members. REACH OUT collects data and experiences from our community. INCLUDE monitors and recommends inclusion efforts. ORGANIZE focuses on in-conference organization efforts, such as adopting a code of conduct. INFORM communicates through various channels. SUPPORT coordinates D&I support from executive bodies and sponsors. SCOUT collates D&I efforts from other communities. COORDINATE manages all actions. Everyone in the DB community is welcome to join the initiative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalSIGMOD Record
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems


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