The 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 was run every two years starting 2003, becoming the premier conference for practical data systems work. From 2020 on, the conference is organized every year, alternating between Amsterdam (even years) and the USA (odd years). The Amsterdam venue of the conference is the Mövenpick hotel on the waterfront of the Amsterdam city center.

CIDR will retain its characteristics, such as single-track keynote, paper and demo presentations by senior authors as well as evening sessions, including gong show, and plenty of time for interaction. CIDR gathers researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss the latest innovative and visionary ideas in the field. Papers are invited on novel approaches to data systems architecture and usage.

CIDR mainly encourages papers about innovative and risky data management system architecture ideas, systems-building experience and insight, resourceful experimental studies, provocative position statements. CIDR especially values innovation, experience-based insight, and vision. Authors are encouraged to submit their best systems work and are limited to submit at most two papers.

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