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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants by Managing Scientific Experiments Like Software
Ivo Jimenez, Michael Sevilla, Noah Watkins, Carlos Maltzahn, Jay Lofstead, Kathryn Mohror, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, and Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau
Independently validating experimental results in the field of computer systems research is a challenging task. Recreating an environment that resembles the one where an experiment was originally executed is a time-consuming endeavor. In this article, we present Popper , a convention (or protocol) for conducting experiments following a DevOps  approach that allows researchers to make all associated artifacts publicly available with the goal of maximizing automation in the re-execution of an experiment and validation of its results.