FuDiCo II: S.O.S.
Survivability: Obstacles and Solutions
2nd Bertinoro Workshop on Future Directions in Distributed Computing

23-25 June 2004
University of Bologna Residential Center
Bertinoro (Forlì), Italy

| Purpose
| Keynote Speakers
| Preliminary Workshop Program
| Workshop Schedule at a Glance
| List of Participants
| Important Dates
| Location
| Registration
| How to Reach Bertinoro
| Organization and Sponsorship
| Local Weather Forecast


The goal of the workshop is to help identify conceptual and practical foundations for a new generation of reliable and secure distributed systems. Notions such as dependability and trustworthiness provide a precise vocabulary to talk about the approaches; so, an improved discourse between researchers in fault-tolerance and those in security, as well as between practitioners and theoreticians, is an obvious next step. S.O.S. hopes to help enable that step by providing an opportunity for invited researchers in different communities who are working on related problems to share a few days of intense and enjoyable intellectual exchange.

Keynote Speakers

Fred B. Schneider Cornell University
Carl Landwehr National Science Foundation
Jacques Stern Ecole normale supérieure

Important Dates

Deadline for 3-pages position papers: Monday March 22 2004 Monday March 29
Notification of participation: Monday April 12, 2004 Monday April 19, 2004
Arrival: Tuesday June 22, 2004
Departure: Friday June 25, 2004


The meeting will be held in the small medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro. This town is in Emilia Romagna about 50km east of Bologna at an elevation of about 230m.  Here is a map putting it in context. It is easily reached by train and taxi from Bologna and is close to many splendid Italian locations such as Ravenna, a treasure trove of Byzantine art and history, Urbino, a quintessential Renaissance city, and the Republic of San Marino (all within 35km). Bertinoro can also be a base for visiting some of the better-known Italian locations such as Padua, Ferrara, Vicenza, Venice, Florence and Siena.

Bertinoro itself is picturesque, with many narrow streets and walkways winding around the central peak.  The meeting will be held in a redoubtable ex-Episcopal fortress that has been converted by the University of Bologna into a modern conference center with computing facilities and Internet access.  From the fortress you can enjoy a beautiful vista that stretches from the Tuscan Apennines to the Adriatic coast.

Preliminary Workshop Program

List of Participants

Workshop Schedule at a Glance

June 22
June 23
June 24
June 25

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 07.30-08.30   Breakfast
 09.00-9.30 9:15 Welcome Keynote Lecture
Carl Landwehr
Keynote Lecture
Jacques Stern
 09.30-10.00 Keynote Lecture
Fred B. Schneider
 10:00-10.30 Technical Session 5
 Gossip-based Protocols
 10.30-11.00 Brief Announcements
 11.00-11.30 Coffee break Coffee break
 11:30-12.00 Technical Session 1
 Survivability and Privacy
Coffee break Technical Session 8
 12:00-12.30 Technical Session 6-I
 Byzantine Protocols
 13.00-15.00 Lunch
 15:00-16.00 Arrivals Technical Sessions 2
 Measuring robustness
Technical Session 6-II
 Byzantine Protocols
 16.00-16.30 Technical Sessions 3
 P2P Systems
Brief Announcements
 16.30-17.00 Coffee break
 17.00-17.30 Coffee break Technical Session 7
Survivable Software
 17.30-18.30 Technical Session 4
Survivable Storage
 18.30-19.00 Social Event
 20.00-  Welcome


How to Reach Bertinoro

Organization and Sponsorship

Scientific Organizing Committee Lorenzo Alvisi The University of Texas at Austin
Miguel Castro Microsoft Research
Michael Reiter Carnegie Mellon University
Paulo Veríssimo Universidade de Lisboa
Local Organization
Andrea Bandini, Elena Della Godenza Centro Congressi di Bertinoro
Sponsored by The National Science Foundation

Maintained by Lorenzo Alvisi