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General Chair

Algirdas Avizienis 

Vytautas Magnus U. in Kaunas, Lithuania


Program Chair

Ricardo Jiménez-Peris 

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


Conference Schedule


Tuesday, 6 May 2008 

18h00  Registration at Reval Hotel Neris

19h00  Welcome reception at Reval Hotel Neris

            All participants and accompanying persons are cordially invited


Wednesday, 7 May 2008

  8h00  Registration

  9h00  Opening Session: Welcome and Overview

  9h30  Keynote Panel:  Future Challenges to Dependable and Secure Computing

11h00  Coffee

11h30  Session 1A:  Fault Injection, Assessment and Diagnosis

            Session 1B:  Fast Abstracts I

13h00  Lunch

14h00  Session 2A:  Group Communication and Availability

            Session 2B:  Fast Abstracts II

15h30  Coffee

16h00  Session 3A:  Practical Experience Reports

            Session 3B:  Fast Abstracts III   and   Student Forum


Thursday, 8 May 2008

  9h00  Keynote Address:  Angelo Marino, EC Research Programme Officer

10h00  Session 4:  Security Issues

11h00  Coffee

11h30  Session 5:  Dependability for Hardware

13h00  Lunch

14h00  Session 6:  Methodologies

15h00  Session 7: Panel Discussion,  How Hard is Assessing and Measuring Resilience?

16h30  Coffee

17h00  Social program

20h00  Banquet


Friday, 9 May 2008

  9h00  Extra Session:  EC Network of Excellence ReSIST (REsilience for Survivability in IST)

11h00  Coffee

11h30  ReSIST EC NoE session (continued)

13h00  Adjournment

14h00  Kaunas city tour (optional, at extra cost)

            (arranged by a travel agency; sign up at the conference)


Saturday, 10 May 2008

A full-day tour of the capital city Vilnius with Saturday night stay in Vilnius

(arranged by a travel agency at extra cost; sign up at the conference, fly home on Sunday)



Technical Program


Wednesday, May 7


9h00    Opening Sesion: Welcome and Overview

                Session Chair:  Luca Simoncini, Chair of the EDCC Steering Committee

                Welcome:         Algirdas Avizienis, General Chair, EDCC-7

                Greetings:        Zigmas Lydeka, Rector, Vytautas Magnus University

                The Program:   Ricardo Jimenez-Peris, Program Committee Chair, EDCC-7

                An Invitation:   Pedro Gil, General Chair, EDCC-8, 2010

9h30    Keynote Panel: Future Challenges to Dependable and Secure Computing 

                Moderator: Algirdas Avizienis, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

                Panelists: Marc Dacier, Institut Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis, France

                                 Michael Harrison, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

                                 Jean-Claude Laprie, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

11h30  Session 1A: Fault Injection, Assessment and Diagnosis

                Session Chair:  Karama Kanoun

Injecting Inconsistent Values Caused by Interaction Faults for Experimental Dependability Evaluation.

Bogdan Tomoyuki Nassu, Kiyonobu Uehara, Takashi Nanya (Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Japan).

Metrics for Object-Oriented Software Reliability Assessment - Application to a Flight Manager.

Stéphanie Gaudan, Gilles Motet, Guillaume Auriol (INSAT, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse, France)

Software Faults Diagnosis in Complex OTS Based Safety Critical Systems.

G. Carrozza, D. Cotroneo, S.Russo (Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica - Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy)

11h30  Session 1B:  Fast Abstracts I - Distributed Systems

                Session Chair:  José Orlando Pereira

Towards Rigorous Engineering of Resilient Pervasive Systems.

Alexei Iliasov (Newcastle University, UK), Linas Laibinis (Åbo Akademi University, Finland), Alexander Romanovsky (Newcastle University, UK), Kaisa Sere, Elena Troubitsyna (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)

FADA: Formalisms and Algorithms for Resilient Services Design in Ambient Systems.

Matthieu Roy, Marc-Olivier Killijian (LAAS-CNRS, Université de Toulouse, France), Sara Tucci Piergiovanni, Leonardo Querzoni, Silvia Bonomi, Sirio Scipioni (University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy), François Bonnet (IRISA, Campus de Beaulieu Rennes, France)

The FAERUS Project: Formal Analysis of Evolving Resilient Usable Systems.

G. Faconti (CNR-ISTI, Pisa, Italy), M. Harrison (Newcastle University, UK), M. Massink (CNR-ISTI, Pisa, Italy), P. Palanque (IRIT, Toulouse, France)

A dependable Wireless Sensor Network for early wildfire detection.

S. Blanc, P. Yuste, A. Bonastre (Department of Computer Engineering, Technical University of Valencia, Spain)

Toward Adaptable Software Architecture for Dependability: ASAP.

Thomas Robert, Thomas Pareaud (Université de Toulouse, LAAS-CNRS, France), Inga Zutautaite-Seputiene (Vytautas Magnus University, Mathematics and Statistics Department, Lithuania), Vladimir Stankovic (City University, Centre for Software Reliability, UK), Shen Lin (Lancaster University, Computing Department, UK)

Estimating Fault Tolerance Overhead with Self-Scaling Benchmarks.

Ronald J. Leach (Howard University, USA)

Towards Concurrent SLA-based Management in a Composite Service Data Centre.

Jim Smith, Paul Watson (School of Computing Science, Newcastle University, UK)


14h00  Session 2A: Group Communication and Availability

                Session Chair:  Andrea Bondavalli

On the Specification of Partitionable Group Membership.

        Stefan Pleisch, Olivier Rütti, André Schiper (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)

A Distributed Approach to Autonomous Fault Treatment in Spread.

Hein Meling, Joakim L. Gilje (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway)

Deriving Highly Available Quorum Systems from Structural Failure Models.
Christian Storm, Timo Warns, Carl von Ossietzky (Department of Computer Science, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany)

14h00  Session 2B:  Fast Abstracts II - Security and Ontologies

             Session Chair:  Ernesto Jimenez-Merino

Setup Time Violation Attack on DES and Triple-DES.

Ying Zhuang, Nidhal Selmane, Sylvain Guilley, Jean-Luc Danger

Malicious fault characterization exploiting honeypot data.

Corrado Leita, Olivier Thonnard (Institut Eurecom, France), Eric Alata (LAAS, France), Marco Serafini (TU Darmstadt, Germany), Vladimir Stankovic (City University London, UK), Jouni Viinikka (France Telecom R&D, France), Urko Zurutuza (Mondragon University, Spain)

AROVE-v: Assessing the resilience of open verifiable E-voting systems.

Philippe Palanque, Marco Winckler, Regina Bernhaupt (IHCS group, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France), Eugenio Alberdi, Lorenzo Strigini (Centre for Software Reliability, City University, London, UK), Peter Ryan (School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK)

Towards Information System Security Metrics.

Geraldine Vache (CNRS-LAAS, Université de Toulouse - 7, France)

Towards Data Security in Affordable Data Warehouses.

Marco Vieira, Jorge Vieira, Henrique Madeira (CISUC/DEI, University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Dependability and Security: Thesauri Creation and Clustering Experiments – an Overview and an Outlook.

Gintarė Grigonytė (Vytautas Magnus University), Oliver Čulo (Institute for Applied Information Research, Germany), Algirdas Avižienis, Ruta Marcinkevičienė (Vytautas Magnus University)

Whose "Fault" Is This? Untangling Domain Concepts in an Ontology of Resilient Computing.

B. Rodriguez-Castro, H. Glaser (Dependable Systems and Software Engineering Group, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK)

16h00  Session 3A: Practical Experience Reports

                Session Chair:  Miroslaw Malek

Targeted Distribution of Resource Allocation for Backup LSP Computation.

Mohand Yazid Saidi, Bernard Cousin (Université de Rennes I, IRISA/INRIA, Rennes, France),  Jean-Louis Le Roux (France Télécom, Lannion, France)

Dependability Assessment for the Selection of Embedded Cores.

David de Andrés, Juan-Carlos Ruiz, Daniel Gil, Pedro Gil (Fault Tolerant Systems Research Group, GSTF, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia,  DISCA-ETS Informática Aplicada, Valencia, Spain)

The ADAPT Tool: From AADL Architectural Models to Stochastic Petri Nets through Model Transformation.

Ana-Elena Rugina, Karama Kanoun, Mohamed Kaâniche (LAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France)

Practical Setup Time Violation Attacks on AES.

Nidhal Selmane, Sylvain Guilley, Jean-Luc Danger (Département COMELEC, Institut Télécom, Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France)


 16h00  Session 3B:  Fast Abstracts III - Dependability Assessment  and  Student Forum

                 Session Chair:  José Orlando Pereira

High-Speed Hardware/Software Cosimulation of Complex Systems including Fault-Injection of Detailed VHDL-Models for PC-Components.

Stefan Potyra, Volkmar Sieh (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nümberg, Germany)

Safety Concerns for Tool Use in the Design of Complex Electronic Hardware.

Andrew J. Kornecki (Dept. of Computer and Software Eng., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., USA), Janusz Zalewski (Dept. of Computer Science Florida Gulf Coast University, USA), Brian Butka (Dept. of Electrical & Systems Eng., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., USA)

Applying fault injection to study the effects of intermittent faults.

L.J. Saiz, J. Gracia, J.C. Baraza, D. Gil, P.J. Gil (Fault Tolerant Systems Research Group (GSTF) - Department of Computer Engineering (DISCA) Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)

Deploying Automated Performance Analysis Techniques to Facilitate the Verification of Avionics Applications.

Benjamin Gorry, Nicola Herbert (BAE Systems Rapid Engineering, UK)

Integrated Modular Processing for High Performance, High Integrity Control (IMPPIC).

Peter Hubbard (Loughborough University, UK), Matthew Mapleston (BAE Systems plc, UK), Roger Goodall, Roger Dixon ((Loughborough University, UK)

Treatment of Dependability and Uncertainty in Probabilistic Safety Assessment of Delayed System.

Robertas Alzbutas, Vytautas Janilionis, Jonas Rimas (Kauno Technologijos Universitetas, Lithuania)

Dependability Modeling and Evaluation of an Automated Highway System.

Ossama Hamouda, Mohamed Kaâniche, Karama Kanoun (LAAS-CNRS, Université de Toulouse, France)


Student Forum Papers:

Operating System Services for Recovering Errant Applications.

Raul Barbosa (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)

Fault-Tolerant Real-Time Scheduling using Chip Multiprocessor. 

Risat Mahmud Pathan (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)




Thursday, May 8


9h00   Keynote Address:  Priorities in Trustworthy ICT for the FP7 ICT Work Programme 2009-2010

               Angelo Marino, Research Programme Officer, European Commission - Information Society and Media DG, Brussels, Belgium

10h00  Session 4:  Security Issues

                Session Chair:  Domenico Cotroneo

SGNET: a worldwide deployable framework to support the analysis of malware threat models.

Corrado Leita, Marc Dacier (Institut Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis, France)

Fuzzing Wi-Fi Drivers to Locate Security Vulnerabilities.

Manuel Mendonça, Nuno Neves (Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal)

11h30  Session 5:  Dependability for Hardware

                Session Chair:  Henrique Madeira

A Transient-Resilient System-on-a-Chip Architecture with Support for On-Chip and Off-Chip TMR.

R. Obermaisser, H. Kraut, C. Salloum (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

A Novel Naming Scheme for System-on-a-Chips Supporting Dynamic Resource Management.

Christian El Salloum, Roman Obermaisser, Bernhard Huber, Hermann Kopetz (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

Software Implemented Detection and Recovery of Soft Errors in a Brake-by-Wire System.

Daniel Skarin, Johan Karlsson (Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden)

14h00  Session 6:  Methodologies

                Session Chair:  Tom Anderson

SONDe, a Self-Organizing Object Deployment Algorithm in Large-Scale Dynamic Systems.

Vincent Gramoli (EPFL,  Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland), Anne-Marie Kermarrec (INRIA-Rennes, France),  Erwan Le Merrer, Didier Neveux (INRIA - Orange Labs, France)

Refinement Patterns for Fault Tolerant Systems.

Alexei Iliasov, Alexander Romanovsky (Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England).

15h00  Session 7:  Panel Discussion:  How Hard is Assessing and Measuring Resilience?

Moderator: Andrea Bondavalli (DSI, University of Firenze, Italy)

Panellists: Dario Avallone (Eng, Ingegneria Informatica, NESSI), 
                 Karama Kanoun (LAAS-CNRS),
                 Henrique Madeira (University of Coimbra, Portugal),
                 Miroslaw Malek (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)



Friday, May 9,  9h00 - 13h00


Extra Session: ReSIST Network of Excellence

ReSIST: Resilience for Survivability in IST is a European Network of Excellence with 18 academic and industrial partners ( It is a three-year EC 6th Framework IST project, initiated on 1 January 2006. An overview of the results of the first two years (2006-2007) is presented at this session. All participants of EDCC-7 are cordially invited. Attendance is free of charge.

         9h00 - 9h30:      An Overview of the Project: Goals and Structure 

                          Jean-Claude Laprie, Project Coordinator (LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France) 

9h30 - 9h50:      Research Agenda and Results 

                           Jean-Claude Laprie (LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France)

9h50 - 10h10:    Resilience-Explicit Computing

                           Tom Anderson  (U of  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK )

10h10 - 10h30:  Representation of Knowledge in the Dependability Domain

                           Algirdas Avizienis (Vytautas Magnus U., Kaunas, Lithuania)

10h30 - 11h00:  Coffee

11h00 - 11h30:  The Resilience Knowledge Base: A Demonstration 

                           Hugh Glaser (U. of Southampton, UK) 

11h30 - 11h50:  A Best Practice Document for Resilience 

                           Carlo Dambra (U. of Pisa, Italy)

11h50 - 12h20:  A Recommended Curriculum for Resilient Computing 

                           Luca Simoncini (U. of Pisa, Italy)

12h20 - 13h00:  Panel: Questions and Answers about ReSIST 

                           All speakers of the session; Karama Kanoun (LAAS-CNRS), moderator 

          13h00               Adjournment 


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