The University of Illinois has been active in research in the dependable computing field for over 50 years. Fundamental ideas have been proposed and major contributions made by researchers at the University of Illinois in the areas of error detection and recovery, fault tolerance middleware, testing and diagnosis, experimental evaluation and benchmarking of system dependability, dependability modeling, and secure system design and validation. This paper traces the origins of these ideas and their development within the University of Illinois, as well as their influence upon research at other institutions, and outlines current research directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBuilding the Information Society - IFIP 18th World Computer Congress Topical Sessions
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)1402081561, 9781402081569
StatePublished - 2004
EventIFIP 18th World Computer Congress Topical Sessions - Toulouse, France
Duration: Aug 22 2004Aug 27 2004

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


OtherIFIP 18th World Computer Congress Topical Sessions


  • Dependability modeling
  • Error detection and recovery
  • Experimental evaluation of dependability
  • Fault injection
  • Secure and survivable system design and validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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