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The simulation reproducibility crisis. Can reporting guidelines help?

The simulation reproducibility crisis. Can reporting guidelines help?
The simulation reproducibility crisis. Can reporting guidelines help?
Modern computational science is gripped by a reproducibility crisis. This means that the benefits of computational research are hard if not impossible to realise. The field of computer simulation is not immune to this crisis. The complexity of simulation models leads to difficulties in reporting the internal logic and data to an extent where it is often difficult to reproduce the model and its results. We describe the reproducibility crisis and introduce the Strengthening The Reporting of Empirical Simulation Studies (STRESS) guidelines; a standardised checklist approach to improve the reporting of discrete-event simulation, system dynamics and agent-based simulation models. We argue that STRESS provides a partial solution to the reproducibility crisis in computer simulation.
211-218
Operational Research Society
Monks, T.
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Currie, C.
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Onggo, B.S.
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Kunc, M.
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Robinson, S.
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Taylor, S.J.E.
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Robertson, D.
Fakhimi, M.
Anagnostou, A.
Meskarian, R.
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Currie, C.
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Onggo, B.S.
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Robinson, S.
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Robertson, D.
Fakhimi, M.
Anagnostou, A.
Meskarian, R.

Monks, T., Currie, C., Onggo, B.S., Kunc, M., Robinson, S. and Taylor, S.J.E. (2017) The simulation reproducibility crisis. Can reporting guidelines help? Robertson, D., Fakhimi, M., Anagnostou, A. and Meskarian, R. (eds.) In Proceedings of the Operational Research Society Simulation Workshop 2018. Operational Research Society. pp. 211-218 .

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Modern computational science is gripped by a reproducibility crisis. This means that the benefits of computational research are hard if not impossible to realise. The field of computer simulation is not immune to this crisis. The complexity of simulation models leads to difficulties in reporting the internal logic and data to an extent where it is often difficult to reproduce the model and its results. We describe the reproducibility crisis and introduce the Strengthening The Reporting of Empirical Simulation Studies (STRESS) guidelines; a standardised checklist approach to improve the reporting of discrete-event simulation, system dynamics and agent-based simulation models. We argue that STRESS provides a partial solution to the reproducibility crisis in computer simulation.

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Published date: 2017

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Local EPrints ID: 425183
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/425183
PURE UUID: ad2b9a7d-f9b8-4069-9a6a-57b27d2a2831
ORCID for T. Monks: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2631-4481
ORCID for C. Currie: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7016-3652
ORCID for B.S. Onggo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5899-304X
ORCID for M. Kunc: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3411-4052

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Date deposited: 11 Oct 2018 16:30
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 04:06

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Author: T. Monks ORCID iD
Author: C. Currie ORCID iD
Author: B.S. Onggo ORCID iD
Author: M. Kunc ORCID iD
Author: S. Robinson
Author: S.J.E. Taylor
Editor: D. Robertson
Editor: M. Fakhimi
Editor: A. Anagnostou
Editor: R. Meskarian

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