In addition to six different workshops and special sessions devoted to reproducible research, an important event of this year is the Executable Paper Grand Challenge organized by Elsevier.

The Grand Challenge was a “contest created to improve the way scientific information is communicated and used”. Many of the participants focused on implementing reproducible research. The winners were announced this month at the International Conference on Computational Science in Singapore, with winning entries, as well as other solutions, published in Procedia Computer Science.

The Madagascar approach to Reproducible Papers works but is starting to show its age. Perhaps we could learn from other people on how to make it more modern.