Recently I was reading a paper where the authors include their evaluation as a part of their contribution. In general the paragraph I am referring to was something like this:
Our contributions are a,b,c,d and e
e describes the evaluation.
In evaluation section, is about the performance evaluation of the proposed system. So the are running some simulations and benchmarks to show in which of the cases they perform better than the state of the art tools.
The evaluation (as a process) is not containing something novel, except from some modifications they did to adapt the benchmark / evaluation framework to their needs.
So, is this considered a 'contribution'? Is it 'good' to list the evaluation in the list of contributions?