Workshop on Recent Advances on Intrusion-Tolerant Systems


In conjunction with the European Conference on Computer Systems – EuroSys 2007

March 23, 2007




14:15-15:15 Keynote speech
  • Automatic Recovery from Failures and Attacks Using Bounded Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (Abstract) (slides)
    William H. Sanders
    Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering
    Director, Information Trust Institute
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
15:15-16:15 Protocols for Intrusion Tolerance
  • Design and Implementation of an Intrusion-Tolerant Tuple Space (paper pdf)
    Alysson Bessani, Eduardo Alchieri, Joni Fraga and Lau Lung 

  • Refined Quorum Systems (paper pdf)
    Rachid Guerraoui and Marko Vukolic

  • Secure Lookup without (Constrained) Flooding (paper pdf)
    Bobby Bhattacharjee, Rodrigo Rodrigues and Petr Kouznetsov


Intrusion-Tolerant Systems and Architectures

  • VM-FIT: Supporting Intrusion Tolerance with Virtualisation Technology (paper pdf)
    Hans P. Reiser and Rüdiger Kapitza
  • An Intrusion-Tolerant e-Voting Client System (paper pdf)
    André Zúquete, Carlos Costa and Miguel Romão
  • Experiments on COTS Diversity as an Intrusion Detection and Tolerance Mechanism (paper pdf)
    Frédéric Majorczyk, Eric Totel and Ludovic Mé
  • The DPASA Survivable JBI - A High-Water Mark in Intrusion-Tolerant Systems (paper pdf)
    Partha Pal, Franklin Webber and Richard Schantz



The First Workshop on Recent Advances on Intrusion-Tolerant Systems aims to bring together researchers in the related areas of Intrusion Tolerance, Distributed Trust, Survivability, Byzantine Fault Tolerance, and Resilience. These areas have the purpose of enhancing the Dependability and Security of computer systems by tolerating both malicious faults (attacks, intrusions) and accidental faults. The workshop will be specially interested in “intrusion-tolerant systems”: how to build them? How to evaluate and test their dependability and security? What systems need to be intrusion-tolerant? The workshop will provide a forum for researchers in these areas to present recent results, discuss open problems that still need research, the steps that need to be taken for intrusion-tolerant systems to be deployed in practice, and the target application domains for intrusion tolerance.

Authors are invited to submit position papers to the workshop, that will be held in conjunction with the European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys 2007), March 21-23, 2007. Position papers can present ongoing work and novel/speculative results, but experimental results or other forms of validation are encouraged.


Topics of interest related to intrusion tolerance include, but are not limited to:

More information about the workshop can be obtained by email to .


Miguel Correia, University of Lisboa
Nuno Ferreira Neves, University of Lisboa


Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Purdue Univ., US
David Powell, LAAS, France
Felix Freiling, Univ. Mannheim, Germany
HariGovind Ramasamy, IBM Zurich, Switzerland
Joni Fraga, Federal Univ. Santa Catarina, Brazil
Klaus Kursawe, Philips Research Labs, Germany
Lau Cheuk Lung, Pontifícia Univ. Católica Paraná, Brazil
Lorenzo Alvisi, Univ. Texas-Austin, US
Paulo Veríssimo, Univ. Lisboa, Portugal
Piotr Zielinski, Cambridge Univ., UK
Priya Narasimhan, Carnegie-Mellon Univ., US
Roberto Baldoni, Univ. Roma, Italy
Rodrigo Rodrigues, Technical Univ. Lisboa, Portugal