Journal Special Issue on Fuzzing: What about Preregistration?

Co-authored with Marcel Böhme (Monash University), ‪László Szekeres (Google) and Baishakhi Ray (Columbia University)

We think that the incentive structure for fuzzing research is broken; so we would like to introduce preregistration to fix this. Preregistration is a publication model whereby a submitted article is primarily evaluated based on (i) the significance and novelty of the hypotheses or techniques, and (ii) the soundness and reproducibility of the methodology specified to validate the claims or hypotheses. The actual evaluation or experimentation (apart from some supporting preliminary results) is conducted only after the paper has been in-principle accepted. The final acceptance will depend only on the methodology that was ultimately followed, not the final results. ... the full blog post can be read on the FuzzBench blog


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