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.

Michael Steiner

Michael Steiner received his MSc in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in 1992. He was a research scientist in the network security research group, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory from 1993 - 1999.

He participated in the RACE project SAMSON and other projects in the area of electronic commerce. He was co-designer of the iKP payment protocol family (IBMs contribution to the well-known SET standard) and micro-payment extensions. He was a developer of generic integration methods for payment schemes in WWW, and one of the technical leaders of the EU research project SEMPER (ACTS).

He is co-author of over 15 published research articles on cryptography and security. He has received several IBM awards, among them an Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for his major contribution to iKP and SET, and holds several patents.