I am co-chairing Recomputability 2014, the first workshop to focus explicitly on recomputability and reproducibility in the context of utility and cloud computing and is open to all members of the cloud, big data, grid, cluster computing and open science communities. Recomputability 2014 is an affiliated workshop of the 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2014), to be held in London in December 2014.
Recomputability 2014 will provide an interdisciplinary forum for academic and industrial researchers, practitioners and developers to discuss challenges, ideas, policy and practical experience in reproducibility, recomputation, reusability and reliability across utility and cloud computing. It will provide an opportunity to share and showcase best practice, as well as to provide a platform to further develop policy, initiatives and practical techniques for researchers in this domain. Participation by early career researchers is strongly encouraged.
Proposed topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- infrastructure, tools and environments for recomputabilty and reproducibility in the cloud;
- recomputability for virtual machines;
- virtual machines as self-contained research objects or demonstrators;
- describing and cataloging cloud setups;
- the role of community/open access experimental frameworks and repositories for virtual machines and data, their operation and sustainability;
- validation and verification of experimental results by the community;
- sharing and publication issues;
- recommending policy changes for recomputability and reproducibility;
- improving education and training: best practice, novel uses, case studies;
- encouraging industry’s role in recomputability and reproducibility.