Reproducible Research in Micro-architecture Security (and Beyond): from Paper to Artifact Evaluation
2023-07-04, 11:35–12:10 (Europe/Paris), Amphitheater

Reproducible research is generally speaking a good idea we all agree on, but can be a bit of a nightmare when dealing with hardware -- and actually, even software. In this presentation, I will talk about reproducibility in the context of academic security, and more precisely the reproducibility of attacks on micro-architecture.

In a first part, we will see the limits of "just sharing code" in terms of reproducible research. In a second part, we will explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of trying to reproduce micro-architectural attacks. Finally, we will discuss a great (and quite recent) initiative of academic security conferences: artifact evaluation.

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Clémentine Maurice is a full-time CNRS researcher ("Chargée de Recherche") in the Spirals team at CRIStAL (Lille, France). Prior to that, she obtained her PhD from Telecom ParisTech in 2015, and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Graz University of Technology, Austria. Her research interests span software-based side-channel and fault attacks on commodity computers and servers, leveraging micro-architectural components. She also enjoys reverse-engineering processor parts. Beyond academic conferences, she presented her research at venues like the Chaos Communication Congress and BlackHat Europe.