RSD Research Autumn School 2021: "Reproducibility and Experimental Research in Networks and Systems"

The next RSD autumn school will be focused for its 16th edition on “Reproducibility and
Experimental Research in Networks and Systems”.

Registration is open: The number of places is limited: first registered, first served.

You still have time before beginning of Oct. to be ready for the covid ”health” pass (pass sanitaire), in order to comply with possible additional restrictions. Hopefully, your pass will be reusable for the rest of the scientific year (conferences, etc.)

The preliminary program is already published online
We hope to see you all in October @Strasbourg for fruitful discussions!


             Research Autumn School 2021 /  GDR RSD
 "Reproducibility and Experimental Research in Networks and Systems "

                                 Strasbourg, France 
                                 4 - 8 October 2021


The next RSD autumn school will be focused for its 16th edition on “Reproducibility and Experimental Research in Networks and Systems”. The school will take place at the European Doctoral College, University of Strasbourg, France.

You can reserve now in your agenda the week from 4th to 8th October. The school targets a broad audience, from young researchers to skilled colleagues, that are interested in experimental research in our scientific discipline.

This autumn school aims to present tools for reproducibility as well as to serve as an opportunity for scientific discussions around reproducibility to identify good practices and existing pitfalls.

Two keynotes are already scheduled:

  • Olivier Bonaventure (UCL, Belgium)
  • Philippe Bonnet (IKU, Danemark)

The program alternates between lectures and practical sessions, and in particular a hackathon throughout the week that will exploit the FIT IoT-Lab and Grid5000 (SILECS) testbeds. The hackathon will be the opportunity for the attendees to put into practice the knowledge acquired during the lectures.

The school is expected to be organized face-to-face. Given the sanitary situation, for this 2021 edition, we exceptionally plan to not integrate the accommodation.

However, we have negotiated specific low prices with ciarus.


Organisation Committee: Fabrice Theoleyre, Quentin Bramas, Arnaud Legrand,
Julien Montavont, Georgios Papadopoulos, Jean-Romain Luttringer

Scientific Committee: Fabrice Theoleyre, Arnaud Legrand, Sara Bouchenak,
David Coudert, Marcelo Dias de Amorim, Katia Jaffrès-Runser, Nathalie Mitton,
Thomas Noel, Thomas Ropars


The shool took place last week and it was a great experience. We’ve played with both Grid500 and FIT IoT-LAB and we’ve run experiments on both platforms at the same time through a collection of Jupyter notebooks running in a preconfigured docker image. It’s been a lots of fun and although it remains hard, I think many persons manage to reproduce the experiments we had prepared and we had many interesting discussions so we’re quite happy. More information on:

The keynotes by Olivier Bonaventure (A personal journey towards more reproducible networking research), Philippe Bonnet (Experimenting with SSDs:
A reproducibility perspective
) and Morane Gruenpeter (Archive, identication, description and citation of source code for research software) were awesome. Many thanks to them :pray:.

If we ever get time, we’ll analyze what worked and what did not as it should be an interesting feedback for the community. I hope others will be able to build on all this.


Arnaud Legrand and Fabrice Théoleyre