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

Editorial

Journals

Program Committee co-chairing

Participation in Select Program Committees

2021

  • 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)
  • 29th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)
  • 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)

Other External Reviews/Graduate Committees

  • MSc Examination, University of Melbourne: 2017
  • CINECA: 2016--2017.
  • NSERC Industrial Research Chair site visit: 2016
  • Canada Research Chair evaluation committee: 2016
  • Dr-Ing Examination, Max Planck Institute fur Informatics: 2015
  • PhD Examination, University of Sydney: 2014
  • Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal (panel member) 2012; 2016
  • MITACS Elevate Program: 2012, 2015, 2016
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada: 2005--2017
  • British Columbia Innovation Council: 2010
  • Israel Science Foundation: 2008
  • PhD Examination, Universita Roma Tre: 2008, 2012
  • PhD Examination, Dalhousie University: 2012
  • PhD Examination, University of Alberta: 2008, 2011
  • MSc Examination, University of Alberta: 2010, 2012
  • MSc Examination, Federal University of Minas Gerais: 2012
  • MSc Thesis appraisal, University of Amsterdam: 2010
  • MSc Examination, Dublin City University: 2007
  • MSc Examination, Federal University of Amazonas: 2007
  • MSc Examination, University of Calgary: 2006

External Reviewer for Journals

  • TODS -- Transactions on Database Systems (ACM)
  • TKDE -- IEEE Transactions on Data and Knowledge Engineering
  • The VLDB Journal (VLDB Endowment/Springer)
  • TOWEB -- Transactions on the Web (ACM)
  • CSUR -- Computing Surveys (ACM)
  • IEEE Internet Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • Software: Practice and Experience (John Wiley & Sons)
  • Information Systems (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Computer and Systems Sciences (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Systems and Software (Elsevier)
  • Data & Knowledge Engineering (Elsevier)

Event Organization

  • Web Chair of the 2009 Alberto Mendelzon Workshop on Foundations of Database Management
  • Web Chair of the 2008 ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference
  • Publicity Chair of the 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW)
  • Local organization/proceedings Chair of the 19th Scientific and Statistical Database Management Conference (SSDBM), held in Banff, Alberta
  • Co-chair of the Fourth Canadian Database Research Workshop (CanDB)
  • Co-chair of the CASCON 2003 Workshop on XML Query Processing. Invited speakers: Dr. Don Chamberlin, IBM Almaden; Prof. Laks Lakshmanan, University of British Columbia; Dr. Jerome Simeon, Bell Labs; and Prof. Mariano Consens, University of Toronto.
  • Co-chair of the CASCON 2002 Workshop on XML Data Management. Invited speakers: Prof. Yannis Papakonstantinou, University of California at San Diego; Prof. Tamer Ozsu, University of Waterloo; Dr. George Mihaila, IBM TJ Watson Research Center; and Prof. H.V. Jagadish, who was represented by Yuqing Wu, University of Michigan.