service

This is an abridged archival list of my service to the academic community. (Skip directly to Program Committees, Grant Proposals and Examination Committees.)

Societies

2021 - 2023 Vice-President, CAIAC
2019 - 2021 Secretary, CAIAC
2020, 2021 CSCan-InfoCan Elections Committee
2006 - 2012 Associate Information Director, ACM SIGMOD

Editorial

2020 - 2026 Associate Editor, Distributed and Parallel Databases (DAPD)
2015 - 2018 Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
2015 - 2018 Associate Editor, Computational Intelligence
2010 - 2014 Associate Editor of SIGMOD Record

Conference Organization

2016 PC Co-Chair (Applications Track), 3rd IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics
2015 PC Co-Chair, 28th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, June 2-5, 2015, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2012 PC Co-Chair, Second ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Databases and Social Networks, co-located with ACM SIGMOD
2012 PC Co-Chair, 3rd International Workshop on Data Engineering Meets the Semantic Web, co-located with IEEE ICDE
2011 PC Co-Chair, First ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Databases and Social Networks, co-located with ACM SIGMOD
2009 Web Chair, 2009 Alberto Mendelzon Workshop on Foundations of Database Management
2008 Web Chair, ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference
2007 PC Co-Chair, XSym 2007-- The Fifth International XML Database Symposium, co-located with VLDB
Publicity Chair, 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW)
Local organization/proceedings Chair, 19th Scientific and Statistical Database Management Conference (SSDBM), held in Banff, Alberta

Participation in Program Committees

2021 The 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)
14th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM)
24th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT)
2020 The 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP)
The 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
The Web Conference 2020 (WWW)
23rd International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT)
2019 12th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM)
International Workshop on Challenges and Experiences From Data Integration to Knowledge Graphs (DI2KG)
2018 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT)
44th Very Large Data Bases Conference (VLDB)
ACM SIGMOD Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD)
21st International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT)
2017 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW)
10th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM)
2nd International Workshop on Data Mining in Politics (DMiP); with ICDM 2017.
2016 ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD)
32nd IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)
15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT)
29th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2015 41st Very Large Data Bases Conference (VLDB)
31st IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)
2014 17th International Workshop on the Web and Databases (WebDB)
17th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT)
2013 22nd World Wide Web Conference -- Practice and Experience Track (WWW)
26th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Canadian AI)
12th International Semantic Web Conference -- Evaluation Track (ISW3)
16th International Workshop on the Web and Databases (WebDB)
2012 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM)
15th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT)
11th International Semantic Web Conference -- Evaluations and Experiments Track (ISWC)
27th Brazilian Symposium on Databases (SBBD)
2011 20th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)
ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD)
26th Brazilian Symposium on Databases (SBBD)
2010 36th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB)
19th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW) -- Bridging structured and unstructured data track
13th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT)
25th Brazilian Symposium on Databases (SBBD)
2009 2009 International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT)
2009 Alberto Mendelzon Workshop on Foundations of Data Management
12th International Workshop on The Web and Databases (WebDB)
24th Brazilian Symposium on Databases (SBBD)
2008 24th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) -- XML and relational query languages, mappings, and engines track
34th International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB) -- Demos track
2007 23rd International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) -- Web Data track
16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW) -- XML and Web Data track
10th International Workshop on The Web and Databases (WebDB)
16th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)
22nd Brazilian Symposium on Databases (SBBD)
2006 22nd International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE) -- Web Data track
21st Brazilian Symposium on Databases (SBBD)
9th International Workshop on The Web and Databases (WebDB)
15th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW) -- posters track
2005 4th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE)
20th Brazilian Symposium on Databases (SBBD)
14th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW) -- posters track
2004 13th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW) -- posters track
6th International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery (DaWaK)

External Reviews/Graduate Committees

At the University of Alberta, excluding students supervised by me, between 2008 and 2021, I have participated in: (a) 12 PhD Supervisory Committees (5 ongoing); (b) 17 PhD examinations; and (c) 15 MSc examinations. I normally review 2 or 3 NSERC Discovery Grants every year and since 2015, I have been reviewing 1 or 2 Mitacs grant proposals.

2021 PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia
MSc, McGill University
MSc, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
NSERC, Reviewer – CREATE and Idea 2 Innovation Programs
2020 McMaster University, Tenure And Promotion
Swiss National Science Foundation, Grant evaluator
2019 MSc, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Swiss National Science Foundation, Grant evaluator
2017 PhD, Federal University of São Paulo (IME), Brazil
MSc, University of Melbourne, Australia
Swiss National Science Foundation, Grant evaluator
NSERC, Site Visit Committee Member – Industrial Research Chair program
NSERC, Panel member – Canada Research Chair program
2016 ANVUR, Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes
Canada Foundation for Innovation
CINECA, Italian Consortium of Universities
FCT, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology
2015 Dr-Ing Examination, Max Planck Institute fur Informatics
2014 PhD, University of Sidney, Australia
Canada Foundation for Innovation
CINECA, Italian Consortium of Universities
2012 PhD, Roma Tre University, Italy
PhD, Dalhousie University
MSc, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
FCT, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology
2010 MSc, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
British Columbia Innovation Council
2008 PhD, Roma Tre University, Italy
Israel Science Foundation
2007 MSc, City University Dublin, Ireland
MSc, Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil
2006 MSc, University of Calgary