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.

Robert Stroud

I am a Reader in Computer Science at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a member of the dependability research group. I received my first degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University, followed by an M.Sc. and then in 1988 a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, for a thesis in the area of Distributed Systems.

I have been involved in a number of European research projects on dependability, including PDCS-2, DeVa, MAFTIA and DSoS, and led MAFTIA (Malicious and Accidental Fault Tolerance for Internet Applications). I am also involved with the EPSRC funded project DIRC, which is an interdisciplinary research collaboration on dependability. My research interests include security of mobile code, reflection, coordinated exception handling in concurrent/distributed systems, object-oriented systems, fault tolerance, and Internet technologies. I have published extensively on distributed systems and fault tolerance.