Artifact evaluation, present and future

Science should be transparent and reproducible. In computer science, this means code and data should be publicly available and anyone should be able to validate a paper’s claims given reasonable hardware. Dedicated scientists have made their code and data public for decades, but until recently, this was done in a decentralized fashion. Groups had their … Read more

Response to Change in the ASPLOS Conference Submission Process

In late November, the ASPLOS Steering Committee published a proposal to change the paper submission process for ASPLOS by introducing three deadlines per year and the possibility of resubmitting a paper. The Steering Committee asked the ASPLOS community for its opinion of the changes and suggestions for improvement.  64 people responded, and an overwhelming majority strongly … Read more

Reproducible Experiments for Useful Internet Systems

Editor’s note: This is 3rd episode of the “How Are Award-winning Systems Research Artifacts Prepared” series. We invited Frank Cangialosi and Akshay Narayan to write about their practices of developing research artifacts for Internet systems and maintaining its reproducibility despite the dynamics of the Internet. Their artifacts won the Best Artifact Award at EuroSys 2021 … Read more