RRRR 2024

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The Third Workshop on Reproducibility and Replication of Research Results (RRRR 2024) is part of ETAPS 2024 in Luxembourg. It will take place on April 6, 2024, as part of the ETAPS workshops.

The RRRR workshop provides a forum to present novel approaches to foster reproducibility of research results, and replication studies of existing work, in the broad area of formal methods research. Its goal is to spread the word on best practices, and reward the work invested in replicating results.

Where reproducible research can be independently confirmed by third parties using artifacts provided by the original authors, replicating a result means to independently obtain it using new measurements, data, or implementations. RRRR will improve the knowledge transfer between the many separate initiatives – like artifact evaluations and tool competitions – that today support reproducibility, and provide a venue to formally publish replication studies, recognising their immense benefit to the scientific community and the hard work involved.


RRRR 2024 takes place on Saturday, April 6, 2024, as part of the ETAPS workshops at Parc Hotel Alvisse in Luxembourg. The programme for the day is as follows:

10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-10:45 Opening
10:45-12:30 Session 1
Reproducing Parity Game Algorithms in Oink [PDF]
(Tom van Dijk)
Conservation and Accessibility of Tools for Formal Methods
(Dirk Beyer)
Replication of a Deductive Synthesizer for Programs with Pointers [PDF]
(Serge Johanns and Marieke Huisman)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Invited Talk
Understanding Fox and Glynn's "Computing Poisson probabilities" [PDF]
(David N. Jansen)
15:00-15:45 Session 2
fm-weck: Conserving fm-tools on the SV-COMP Infrastructure
(Henrik Wachowitz)
15:45-16:00 Closing
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break


RRRR invited submissions in two topics and two formats. Accepted submissions are collected informally as PDFs on this website, linked in the programme above. Submissions were handled via EasyChair.


Submissions were encouraged in, but not limited to, two main topics:

Submissions should be related to research in the broad area of formal methods that would be in scope for one of the ETAPS conferences in principle. It is not required that the earlier work that a reproduction report or replication study is based on has been published at ETAPS.

Submission Types

RRRR accepted two types of submissions:

The page limits are to be interpreted as guidelines, not as absolute limits. Short papers and presentation abstracts were reviewed by the organisers. We encouraged short papers to be accompanied by an artifact for reproduction. Authors of all accepted submissions presented their work at the workshop. We encouraged demonstrations to be integrated in presentations, in particular for replication studies.

Special Issue in STTT

We plan to invite authors of accepted papers and abstracts to submit an extended/full version of their work to a special issue in the International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer (STTT). Where applicable, we expect these journal submissions to be accompanied by an artifact for reproduction that will be permanently archived with a DOI upon publication. All journal submissions will undergo a full reviewing process.


All dates are in 2024 and all deadlines are "anywhere on Earth" (UTC-12). The organisers appreciate an early informal indication, via , of the intention to submit to RRRR 2024.


Dirk Beyer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany),
Arnd Hartmanns (University of Twente, The Netherlands)