Artifact Evaluation for Computer Systems' Research
We work with the community and ACM to improve methodology and tools for reproducible experimentation, artifact submission / reviewing and open challenges!
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If you would like to sponsor this community service including prizes for highest ranked artifacts and supporting open-source technology for collaborative, customizable and reproducible experimentation, please get in touch with the AE steering committee!
Important dates:
Paper decision: May 24, 2017
Artifact submission: June 12, 2017
Technical clarification: July 5-12, 2017
Decision announced: July 14, 2017
Final paper: July 19, 2017
AE award: Sep. 11, 2017

PACT AE Chairs:
Grigori Fursin (dividiti / cTuning)
Bruce Childers (U. of Pittsburgh)

Artifact Evaluation for PACT 2017

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Authors of accepted PACT 2017 papers are invited to formally submit their supporting materials to the Artifact Evaluation process. The Artifact Evaluation process is run by a separate committee whose task is to reproduce (at least some) experiments and assess how the artifacts support the work described in the papers. This submission is voluntary and will not influence the final decision regarding the papers.

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 these materials publicly available upon publication of the proceedings, by including them as "source materials" in the 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

Please prepare your artifacts for submission using the following guide. Then, register your submission at the dedicated website (TBA) - you will be asked to submit your paper title, author list, artifact abstract, pdf of your paper with an appendix describing how to access and validate your artifacts, and possible conflicts of interests with AE members.

Reviewing process

Your artifacts will be reviewed according to the following guidelines. 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!

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