The SIGMOD RECord Electronic Submission System (RECESS) was created to manage the entire review and publication process for manuscripts submitted to SIGMOD Record.

RECESS was originally designed, developed and hosted at the ADMT Lab (University of Pittsburgh), from 2007 to 2013. The main development efforts were done by Alexandros Labrinidis and Julie Pagano. RECESS is currently being hosted at ACM; the transition to the ACM servers was done in the summer of 2013 by Asterios Katsifodimos and Ioana Manolescu. Asterios is currently the webmaster of the SIGMOD Record.

The following people helped improve/debug the system with their feedback: Panos K. Chrysanthis, Len Seligman, Marianne Winslett, Brian Cooper, Letizia Tanca, Fabio Schreiber, Pat Martin, Makoto Onizuka, Mansur R. Kabuka, Yaw-Huei Chen.