Artifacts Availability & Reproducibility (VLDB 2021 Round Table)

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In the last few years, SIGMOD and VLDB have intensified efforts to encourage, facilitate, and establish reproducibility as a key process for accepted research papers, awarding them with the Reproducibility badge. In addition, complementary efforts have focused on increasing the sharing of accompanying artifacts of published work (code, scripts, data), independently of reproducibility, awarding them the Artifacts Available badge. In this short note, we summarize the discussion of a panel held during VLDB 2021 titled "Artifacts, Availability & Reproducibility". We first present a more detailed summary of the recent efforts. Then, we present the discussion and the contributed key points that were made, aiming to assess the reproducibility of data management research and to propose changes moving forward.