Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results

The 2014 LASER Workshop

Invited Speaker: Victoria Stodden

Victoria Stodden of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be speaking on the subject of "Why Does Reproducibility in Computation Science Deserve Our Attention?

It is generally considered that reproducibility is a necessary condition for scientific results. In this talk I will discuss how the rise of computer use in research implies a principled rethinking of research processes and reporting standards. Issues include: defining what is meant by reproducible in the computational context; ensuring access to code and data used in the research; the roles of trust and reliability; and giving appropriate credit for computational contributions to science. Researchers are not alone in their efforts to address these issues. I will also outline funding agency and government responses, as well as journal and institutional efforts. Finally, I will sketch some solutions to what is being termed a "credibility crisis" regarding reproducibility.


The 2014 LASER proceedings are published by USENIX, which provides free, perpetual online access to technical papers. USENIX has been committed to the "Open Access to Research" movement since 2008.

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