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The major research contributions of TRADE are well focused around three significant innovations: First, to provide a secure auction client within a given timeframe by focusing on the optimal software partitioning between smart card and untrusted operating system. Second, to provide for secure time synchronization between a server and a smart card. Third, to provide for adaptive run-time balancing of performance, security, and dependability, in order to foster the true potential of the integration of dependability and security concepts.

Duration: 02/2008-01/2011
Total effort: 109 person months
Local effort: 84 person months
Partners: IRIAN Solutions GmbH
Local staff:

Lorenz Froihofer, Karl M. Goeschka, Günther Starnberger

Responsibility: Research on dependability and security in distributed systems.
Partial project lead, work package leader.
Project page: http://www.dedisys.org/trade/

Distributed systems are at the core of the information society, ranging from everyday's applications such as banking or health care to highly specialised systems used in automation, transportation, and air traffic control. The key element for achieving scalable and maintainable distributed software systems is dependability, because otherwise the complexity of distribution would leave the system brittle, vulnerable, and uncontrollable at the end.

DeDiSys provides concepts for optimized dependability for two classes of distributed systems: Tightly coupled, data-centric systems such as distributed object systems and loosely coupled, service-oriented systems such as Web service based Grid systems or peer-to-peer systems.

Duration: 10/2004-11/2007
Total effort: 399 person months
Local effort: 82 person months

Distributed Systems Group, Institute of Information Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.

Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland.

Real-Time Systems Laboratory, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden.

Instituto Tecnologico de Informatica, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain.

Frequentis, Austria.

Etra Investigacion Y Desarrollo, S.A., Spain.

Cosylab d.o.o.,Laboratorij za kontrolne sisteme, Slovenia.

XLAB Razvoj programske opreme in svetovanje d.o.o., Slovenia.

Local staff: Lorenz Froihofer, Karl M. Goeschka, and Johannes Osrael

Research on dependability in distributed systems, middleware, replication, (in)consistency management, system architecture.
Partial project lead; work package leader of several work packages in the range of 1.5–3 person years.

Project page: http://www.dedisys.org/dedisys/