This is a new award that recognizes the best papers in terms of reproducibility. Up to three most reproducible papers are picked every year and the awards are presented during the awards session of the SIGMOD conference (next year). Each award comes with a $750 honorarium sponsored by IBM.

The criteria are as follows: (i) coverage (ideal: all results can be verified), (ii) ease of reproducibility (ideal: just works), (iii) flexibility (ideal: can change workloads, queries, data and get similar behavior with published results), and (iv) portability (ideal: linux, mac, windows).