Please consult this website: www.netherlandsandyou.nl to see whether you need a visa to enter The Netherlands, and apply well in advance if you need one.
We provide visa invitation letters to data management research/industry community members, or anyone who will credibly attend SIGMOD/PODS 2019. Please contact CWI secretary Iris Hesp by email (irishesp at cwi.nl) to apply for this service. Please indicate in the email which accepted paper (or tutorial/demo/research competition entry/..) you are an author of. If you are not an author, please explain your connection with SIGMOD/PODS 2019 or the data management research or industry community, if that is non-obvious. We may ask you to register and pay for the conference first (in case the visa is denied, we would refund).
Some additional remarks:
- most SIGMOD/PODS 2019 visitors would be interested in a short-stay visa, type business- this matches the conference invitation letter.
note for applicants resident in the USA: It has been reported that the web system of vfsglobal shows no appointments available. Please call +13473292738 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org if you hit this issue.