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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Saarland University: Publications

This is a list of MAFTIA-related publications from Saarland University.

A.-R. Sadeghi and M. Steiner, Assumptions related to Discrete Logarithims: Why subtleties make a real difference
In Proceedings of Eurocrypt 2001, May 2001, pp. 243-260, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol: 2045, Springer-Verlag
Available from http://www.semper.org in [ pdf ] [ ps.gz ] format

A.-R. Sadeghi and M. Steiner, Assumptions related to Discrete Logarithims: Why subtleties make a real difference
CryptEAr 2002/126, 2002
Available from iacr.org in [ pdf ] [ ps.gz ] format

EuroCrypt 2001, Pfitzmann, B. (ed),
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol: 2045, Springer Verlag, 2001
Available from http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/tocs/t2045.htm

Schunter, M., Optimistic Fair Exchange, Technische Fakultat der Universitat des Saarlandes, Saarbrucken, October 2002
Available from http://www.semper.org in [ pdf ] [ ps.gz ] format

Steiner, M., Secure Group Key Agreement, Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultat der Universitat des Saarlandes, Saarbrucken, March 2002
Available from http://www.semper.org

With IBM

B. Pfitzmann, M. Schunter, and M. Waidner, Cryptographic Security of Reactive Systems
In Proceedings of the Workshop on Secure Architectures and Information Flow, Royal Holloway, University of London, December 1-3, 1999
Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS) 32, 2000
Available from Elsevier Press

B. Pfitzmann, M. Schunter, M. Waidner, Secure Reactive Systems
IBM Research Report RZ 3206 (#93252) 02/14/00, IBM Research Division, Zürich, February 2000
Available from http://www.semper.org

B. Pfitzmann, M. Schunter, M. Waidner, Provably Secure Certified Mail
IBM Research Report RZ 3207 (#93253), 02/14/00, IBM Research Division, Zurich, August 2000
Available from http://www.semper.org

B. Pfitzmann, M. Waidner, Composition and Integrity Preservation of Secure Reactive Systems
In Proceedings of the 7th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Athens, November 2000, pp. 245-254, ACM Press, New York 2000
Available from http://www.semper.org

B. Pfitzmann, M. Waidner, A Model for Asynchronous Reactive Systems and its Application to Secure Message Transmission
IBM Research Report RZ 3304 (#93350) 12/11/2000, IBM Research Division, Zurich, December 2000
Available from http://eprint.iacr.org/2000/066.ps.gz

B. Pfitzmann, M. Waidner, A Model for Asynchronous Reactive Systems and its Application to Secure Message Transmission
In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Research in Security and Privacy, Oakland, USA, 2001, pp 184- 200 (a later and less detailed version of the above)

M. Backes, B. Pfitzmann, M. Steiner, and M. Waidner, Polynomial Fairness and Liveness
In Proceedings of the 15th Computer Security Foundations Workshop (CFSW 2002), Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, 2002, IEEECSP, pp 160-174

M. Backes, C. Jacobi, and B. Pfitzmann, Deriving Cryptographically Sound Implementations Using Composition and Formally Verified Bisimulation
In Proceedings of Formal Methods Europe 2002 (FME '02), pp.310-359
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2391, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2002

All Partners

D. Powell, A. Adelsbach, C. Cachin, S. Creese, M. Dacier, Y. Deswarte, T. McCutcheon, N. Neves, B. Pfitzmann, B. Randell, R. Stroud, P. Veríssimo, M. Waidner, MAFTIA (Malicious- and Accidental-Fault Tolerance for Internet Applications)
In Sup. of the Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN2001), Göteborg (Sweden), 1-4 July 2001, pp. D-32-D-35