Malicious-and Accidental-Fault Tolerance for Internet Applications
IST Research Project IST-1999-11583
1 January 2000 - 28 February 2003

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MAFTIA involved experts from 5 countries and 6 organisations. The Industrial Advisory Board provided valuable feedback on the work of the project.

Research was organised into six workpackages.

Find out more about the key scientific results and achievements, and the benefits of this research collaboration.

Brian Randell and Robert Stroud were the principal researchers at Newcastle.

Paulo Veríssimo and Nuno Ferreira Neves led investigations at Lisboa.

QinetiQ's research was led by Colin O'Halloran and Sadie Creese.

Birgit Pfitzmann (now at IBM Zurich), Michael Steiner (now at IBM Thomas Watson), and André Adelsbach led the research at Saarland.

Research at LAAS was led by David Powell and Yves Deswarte.

IBM Zurich
Michael Waidner, Marc Dacier (now at Institut Eurécom), Andreas Wespi and Christian Cachin led the work at IBM Zurich.

Yves Deswarte

Yves Deswarte received the Certified Engineer degree from ISEN, Lille, in 1972 and the Computer Science Specialisation Engineer degree from ENSAE, Toulouse, in 1973. Formerly a R&D engineer in industry, he joined INRIA and LAAS-CNRS in 1979.

He is currently "Directeur de Recherche" and member of the research group on Fault Tolerance and Dependable Computing. He has been a major contributor to the design of many fault tolerant computing systems.

His research in security is devoted to application of fault tolerance to secure distributed systems, protection of distributed systems and security evaluation. He is the author of more than 50 publications in the domains of fault-tolerance and security.

He is chairman of the SEE TC on Dependable Computing Systems and chaired the Steering Committee of the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, from its creation until 1998. He is a member of ACM, the IEEE Computer Society and the CEPIS Special Interest Network on Legal and Security Issues.