Chameleon Is Coming to FAST 2024

Chameleon plans to co-host two BoF sessions to showcase FAST'24 artifacts created on Chameleon

The REPETO project (an initiative funded by the NSF FAIROS RCN to build a network for practical reproducibility in experimental computer science) invites FAST’24 attendees to join our BoF sessions planned for February 27th and February 28th to learn about packaging storage research experiments on Chameleon. Chameleon is an open platform, which means that the hardware resources that folks use for their experiments will also be available to anybody who wishes to reproduce a presented experiment — all you will need is the packaging of the experiment itself!

We plan to use the sessions to teach the audience about tools and services Chameleon provides to share experiments, including the platform’s integrated JupyterHub, Chameleon daypass, which allows you to give access to the testbed to anybody who wants to reproduce your experiment, and Chameleon Trovi, a sharing portal that allows you to share digital research and education artifacts, such as packaged experiments, workshop tutorials, or class materials.

What to expect:

  • The Chameleon team will present an overview of the testbed and highlight features that facilitate practical reproducibility in computer science research.
  • Each session will include a panel discussion with FAST authors who used Chameleon to package their experiments for the conference.
  • The audience will have the opportunity to try replicating the experiments that the FAST authors packaged on Chameleon hardware or try packaging their own experiments to share on Trovi.


We plan to host two in-person sessions (one hour each) at FAST’24 on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28, 2024. Details about the BoF sessions will be available at the conference. We will also email more details when they become available to those who fill out our interest form.

How Do I Register?

There is no registration required to attend the BoF sessions. However, if you are interested in attending either of the sessions, please complete our interest form so we can reach out with more specifics when we have them. Please complete the interest form by Feb. 20.

Interest Form Link:

What Can I Do to Prepare for the Session?

  • Create a Chameleon user account: Please take a minute to create/activate your Chameleon account if you do not have one already. You can create an account by going to
  • Fill out our interest form: You can find the form by going to
  • Join us in the USENIX slack: Participants can join our slack channel (#fast24-bof-chameleon) hosted in the USENIX slack.
  • Check out our resources below!
  • Come to our sessions!

Who Will Lead the Event?

Dr. Kate Keahey (Senior Computer Scientist at University of Chicago, PI of Chameleon)
Professor Huaicheng Li (Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Virginia Tech)
Mark Powers (Chameleon Operations Lead)
Marc Richardson (Chameleon Technical Project Manager)
Ruidan Li (University of Chicago)


If you would like to know more about Chameleon Cloud before the event, please check out these resources:


Reproducibility Artifacts on Chameleon

Tutorials and Videos

More about REPETO


If you have any questions about these sessions, please contact Marc Richardson ( and Ruidan Li (

Join Us in Advancing Scientific Research through Reproducibility on Chameleon Cloud

Chameleon Cloud's initiative for advancing scientific research through reproducibility invites the community to contribute to a growing repository of reproducible experiments. With state-of-the-art resources, Chameleon Cloud's Trovi service enables researchers to create and share their experiments as reusable artifacts. The upcoming Reproducibility Hackathon, a virtual event on December 15, 2023, offers an opportunity to transform experiments into valuable community resources. Users are encouraged to submit their Chameleon-based experiments for reproducibility packaging to enrich the platform, fostering a collaborative and innovative research environment.

Announcing Virtual Reproducibility Hackathon – December 15th, 2023 – HOLD THE DATE

Learning how to produce reproducible experiments on Chameleon

We are excited to announce our Virtual Reproducibility Hackathon taking place on Friday, December 15th, 2023! See the details below for more information.

Chameleon at FAST

Chameleon will organize two BOFs on the topic of reproducibily at the USENIX FAST'23 conference.

The BOFs will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday 02/21-22 to discuss how to best package storage experiments on Chameleon for reproducibility. We will present several experiments patterns that should help you package your own experiments as well as actual packaged experiments for reproducing. Chameleon staff will be around to answer questions and provide technical help in packaging and reproducing experiments. 

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