2nd Workshop on Recent Advances on Intrusion-Tolerant Systems


In conjunction with the European Conference on Computer Systems - EuroSys 2008

April 1st, 2008


WRAITS 2009  http://wraits09.di.fc.ul.pt/



At the ACM Digital Library



13:15 - Reception

13:30-14:30 - Keynote Speech

  • Automating Cyber-Defense Management
    Partha Pal, Franklin Webber, Michael Atighetchi, Paul Rubel and Paul Benjamin



  • Efficient State Transfer for Hypervisor-Based Proactive Recovery
    Tobias Distler, Rüdiger Kapitza and Hans P. Reiser


  • The FOREVER Service for Fault/Intrusion Removal
    Paulo Sousa, Alysson Neves Bessani and Rafael R. Obelheiro
16:30-17:00 - Invited Talk
  • Turtles All the Way Down: Research Challenges in User-Based Attestation (abstract)
    Jonathan M. McCune
    Carnegie Mellon University
18:00 - Workshop Banquet




The 2nd 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 2008), April 2008. Position papers can present ongoing work and novel/speculative results, but experimental results or other forms of validation are encouraged. The workshop papers will be published via ACM's Digital Library as part of the ACM International Conference Proceeding Series.

Previous edition, WRAITS 2007: website, proceedings


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

More information about the workshop can be obtained by email to


Position papers must be no longer than 5 pages including figures, tables and references, and have to conform to the ACM Proceedings format (Option 2 at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). The paper should begin with a title, author names and affiliations, and an abstract. Papers have to be submitted at https://www.softconf.com/eurosys/WRAITS2008/submit.html in PDF or Postscript. More information about the workshop can be obtained by email ().

At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the conference and present the paper at the workshop.


Submission deadline (extended): February 13, 2008
Author notification: March 7, 2008
Final version: March 14, 2008


Miguel Correia, University of Lisboa, Portugal
Jean-Philippe Martin, Microsoft Research, UK


Alvisi, Lorenzo; Univ. Texas at Austin, US
Baldoni, Roberto; Univ. Roma, Italy
Bessani, Alysson Neves; Univ. Lisboa, Portugal
Cachin, Christian; IBM Research, Switzerland
Dahlin, Mike; Univ. Texas at Austin, US
Fraga, Joni; Univ. Fed. Santa Catarina, Brazil
Freiling, Felix; Univ. Mannheim, Germany
Guerraoui, Rachid; EPFL, Switzerland
Kermarrec, Anne-Marie; INRIA, France
Kursawe, Klaus; Philips Research Labs, German
Lung, Lau Cheuk; Univ. Fed. Santa Catarina, Brazil
Mishra, Shivakant; U. Colorado, US
Neves, Nuno; Univ. Lisboa, Portugal
Nita-Rotaru, Cristina; Purdue Univ., US
Powell, David; LAAS-CNRS, France
Ramasamy, HariGovind; IBM Research, US
Rodrigues, Rodrigo; Technical Univ. Lisboa, Portugal
Sanders, William; Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign, US
Sousa, Paulo; Univ. Lisboa, Portugal
Verissimo, Paulo; Univ. Lisboa, Portugal
Wylie, Jay; HP Labs, US
Zielinski, Piotr; Google, UK