Using Docker Containers to Improve Reproducibility in Software and Web Engineering Research

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9671)

Abstract

The ability to replicate and reproduce scientific results has become an increasingly important topic for many academic disciplines. In computer science and, more specifically, software and web engineering, contributions of scientific work rely on developed algorithms, tools and prototypes, quantitative evaluations, and other computational analyses. Published code and data come with many undocumented assumptions, dependencies, and configurations that are internal knowledge and make reproducibility hard to achieve. This tutorial presents how Docker containers can overcome these issues and aid the reproducibility of research artifacts in software and web engineering and discusses their applications in the field.

Keywords

Reproducibility Containers Cloud 

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of Lugano (USI)LuganoSwitzerland

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