Authors of accepted PACT 2017 papers
are invited to formally submit their supporting materials for
The Artifact Evaluation process is run by a
whose task is to assess
if artifacts supporting the work described in the papers
are available and functional, and (some of) experimental results
If your artifacts are already available online (at GitHub,GitLab,BitBucket,etc),
you can request help from the community to test them and report problems
which you can fix before or even during evaluation.
If you would like to take advantage of these options, please contact
soon after your paper is accepted!
Papers that successfully go through the Artifact Evaluation process will
receive a seal of approval printed on the papers themselves. Authors of such
papers will have an option to include their Artifact Appendix to the final
paper (up to 2 pages). Authors are also encouraged (though not obliged)
to make their artifacts publicly available upon publication of the proceedings,
for example using
Code Ocean platform
(official partner of IEEE Digital Library). The authors of the highest ranked
artifact will also receive a special prize!
If you have any questions, please check AE FAQs
and do not hesitate to contact AE chairs!
How to submit
You should prepare your artifacts for submission using the following
Then, register your submission at the EasyChair -
you will be asked to submit your paper title, author list, artifact abstract with a special checklist
(to help select appropriate evaluators), PDF of your paper with an appendix describing how
to access and validate your artifacts, and describe possible conflicts of interests.
Your artifacts will be reviewed according to the following
Artifacts receiving "met expectations" or above score will pass evaluation
and will receive a stamp of approval.
We consider Artifact Evaluation as a continuous learning curve -
our eventual goal is to develop a common methodology for experiment sharing
and evaluation in computer system's research.
Therefore, if you have questions, comments and suggestions
on how to improve artifact submission, reviewing, customization
and reuse, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the
AE steering committee!