Workshop on Human-In-the-Loop Data Analytics
Co-located with SIGMOD 2020 (19 June 2020, Portland, OR, USA)

Past workshops: HILDA 2019 | HILDA 2018 | HILDA 2017

HILDA brings together researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and results on human-data interaction. It explores how data management and analysis can be made more effective when taking into account the people who design and build these processes as well as those who are impacted by their results.

Keynote Speakers

Our exciting program will feature the following invited keynote speakers from different communities (HCI/VIS/DB) to talk about the challenges of human-data interaction.

Call for Papers

We welcome work that proposes innovations in design to improve the way people can work with data management systems, as well as work that studies empirically how humans interact with existing systems. We welcome research that comes from the traditions of the database systems community, and also reports on industry activities, and research on data topics from communities that study people and organizations. A sample of topics that are in the spirit of this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • novel query interfaces,
  • interactive query refinement,
  • data exploration and analysis,
  • data visualization,
  • human-assisted data integration and cleaning,
  • perception-aware data processing,
  • database systems designed for highly interactive use cases,
  • empirical studies of database use,
  • evaluating and ensuring fairness in data-driven decision making processes, New
  • understanding the outcomes of processes through provenance and explanations, New
  • interactive debugging of complex data systems, New
  • crowd-powered data infrastructure, etc.

HILDA is a forum where people from multiple communities engage with one another’s ideas. We are keen to have submissions that present initial ideas and visions, just as much as reports on early results, or reflections on completed projects. The workshop will focus on discussion and interaction, rather than static presentations of what is in the paper.


Authors are invited to submit either of the following:

(1) Original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. These will be published in the HILDA proceedings. Authors need to present these papers. Research papers are between four and six pages in length, excluding references.

(2) Abstracts of previous work presented in other venues ideally outside the database community. Abstracts will be considered for discussion at the workshop. Abstracts are one page only. They are not included in the HILDA proceedings. The title must include (Abstract).

All submissions must follow the latest ACM paper format with 10pt font size.

You can submit your papers through EasyChair.


    We will provide links to accepted papers in the program here as well as publish them for a year through the ACM DL.

Important Dates

  • Workshop Date: June 19, 2020
  • Submissions (Research Papers): March 23, 2020, 11:59PM US PDT
  • Notification of outcome: April 13, 2020 11:59PM US PDT (or before SIGMOD early registration deadline)
  • Camera-ready due: April 27, 2020 11:59PM US PDT

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Program Chairs

Program Committee


Steering Committee

  • Carsten Binnig (TU Darmstadt)
  • Juliana Freire (New York University)
  • Joseph M. Hellerstein (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Aditya Parameswaran (University of Illinois)


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