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

Check out a summary of the project, or browse through the original project proposal.

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.




Newcastle
Brian Randell and Robert Stroud were the principal researchers at Newcastle.
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Lisboa
Paulo Veríssimo and Nuno Ferreira Neves led investigations at Lisboa.
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QinetiQ
QinetiQ's research was led by Colin O'Halloran and Sadie Creese.
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Saarland
Birgit Pfitzmann (now at IBM Zurich), Michael Steiner (now at IBM Thomas Watson), and André Adelsbach led the research at Saarland.
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LAAS-CNRS
Research at LAAS was led by David Powell and Yves Deswarte.
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IBM Zurich
Michael Waidner, Marc Dacier (now at Institut Eurécom), Andreas Wespi and Christian Cachin led the work at IBM Zurich.
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Brian Randell

Brian graduated in Mathematics from Imperial College, London in 1957. After periods with English Electric and at IBM he became Professor of Computing Science at the University of Newcastle, where in 1971 he led the project that introduced the "recovery block" concept. Subsequent major developments included the Newcastle Connection, and the prototype Distributed Secure System.

He has since led a long succession of research projects in reliability and security. Most recently he has been Project Director of the ESPRIT LTR Project on Design for Validation, and the ESPRIT Network of Excellence on Distributed Computing Systems Architectures. He has published nearly two hundred technical papers and reports, and is co-author or editor of seven books.