Open Access Editorial

Reproducible research in signal processing

Markus Rupp1*, Fulvio Gini2, Ana Pérez-Neira3, Beatrice Pesquet-Popescu4, Aggelos Pikrakis5, Bulent Sankur6, Patrick Vandewalle7 and Abdelhak Zoubir8

Author Affiliations

1 Institute of Telecommunications, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

2 Department of "Ingegneria dell'Informazione", University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

3 Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

4 Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France

5 Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece

6 Bogazici University, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

7 Liege Area, Belgium

8 Signal Processing Group, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany

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EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2011, 2011:93  doi:10.1186/1687-6180-2011-93

Published: 27 October 2011

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Reproducible research results become more and more an important issue as systems under investigation are growing permanently in complexity, and it becomes thus almost impossible to judge the accuracy of research results merely on the bare paper presentation. The precise definition of reproducibility varies across disciplines, but it is often closely related to the definitions of repeatability and replicability. In a recent encyclopedia of philosophy of science, reproducibility is described as the repeatability of the process of establishing a factor of the conditions under which the same fact can be observed. In natural science, reproducibility is often related closely to the repeatability of experimental conditions and results.