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Tobias Distler

Assistant professor at the
Department of Computer Science 4 (Distributed Systems and Operating Systems) at
Friedrich-Alexander-Universitiät Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

Research

Ongoing Projects

REFIT Resource-Efficient Fault and Intrusion Tolerance
EDC Extensible Distributed Coordination

Finished Projects

TClouds Trustworthy Clouds – Privacy and Resilience for Internet-scale Critical Infrastructure
VM-FIT Virtual Machine-based Fault and Intrusion Tolerance
FOREVER Fault/intrusiOn REmoVal through Evolution & Recovery

Professional Activities

Conferences & Workshops

ARM 2016 Program Committee of the 15th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM '16), collocated with the 17th Middleware Conference (Middleware '16)
PaPoC 2016 Program Committee of the 2nd Workshop on Principles and Practice of Consistency for Distributed Data (PaPoC '16), collocated with the 11th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '16)
CrossCloud 2016 Program Committee of the 3rd Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms (CrossCloud '16), collocated with the 11th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '16)
CrossCloud Brokers 2014 Program Committee of the 2nd Workshop on CrossCloud Systems (CrossCloud Brokers '14), collocated with the 15th Middleware Conference (Middleware '14)
USENIX ATC 2012 External Reviewer for the 2012 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC '12)
EuroSys 2012 Shadow Program Committee of the 7th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '12)

Journals

JSA Reviewer for Journal of Systems Architecture – Reliable Software Technologies for Dependable Distributed Systems
Information Sciences Reviewer for Information Sciences
IS PDSA Reviewer for Information Sciences – Special Issue on Dependability in Parallel and Distributed Systems and Applications
IEEE TPDS Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
IEEE TC Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Computers

Awards and Nominations

Award IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award for the 2012-2013 academic year
Nomination FAU nominee for the 2014 GI Dissertation Award

Teaching

Summer Term 2016

Previous Terms

MWCC Middleware –
Cloud Computing
Lecture WT 2015/16, WT 2014/15, WT 2013/14, WT 2012/13
Exercises WT 2015/16, WT 2014/15, WT 2013/14, WT 2012/13, WT 2011/12, WT 2010/11
VS Distributed Systems Exercises ST 2015, ST 2014, ST 2013, ST 2012, ST 2011, ST 2010, ST 2009, ST 2008
HS_AKSS Cloud Computing Seminar ST 2010
MW Middleware Exercises WT 2009/10, WT 2008/09

Dissertation

Dissertation

Tobias Distler. Resource-efficient Fault and Intrusion Tolerance. Dissertation, 2014. (BibTeX)

GIDiss 2014

Tobias Distler. Ressourceneffiziente Fehler- und Einbruchstoleranz. Summary of the dissertation (in German). In Ausgezeichnete Informatikdissertationen 2014, pages 71–80, 2015. Presented at the Kolloquium zum GI-Dissertationspreis 2014, Dagstuhl, 10–13 May 2015. (BibTeX)

Publications

Energy-Aware Real-Time Systems

RTAS 2016

Peter Wägemann, Tobias Distler, Heiko Janker, Phillip Raffeck, and Volkmar Sieh. A Kernel for Energy-Neutral Real-Time Systems with Mixed Criticalities. In Proceedings of the 22nd Real-Time Embedded Technology & Applications Symposium (RTAS '16), pages 25–36, Vienna, 11–14 April 2016. (BibTeX)

ECRTS 2015

Peter Wägemann, Tobias Distler, Timo Hönig, Heiko Janker, Rüdiger Kapitza, and Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat. Worst-Case Energy Consumption Analysis for Energy-Constrained Embedded Systems. In Proceedings of the 27th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS '15), pages 105–114, Lund, 7–10 July 2015. (BibTeX)

WCET 2015

Peter Wägemann, Tobias Distler, Timo Hönig, Volkmar Sieh, and Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat. GenE: A Benchmark Generator for WCET Analysis. In Proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis (WCET '15), pages 31–40, Lund, 7 July 2015. (BibTeX)

Efficient Distributed Coordination

EuroSys 2015

Tobias Distler, Christopher Bahn, Alysson Bessani, Frank Fischer, and Flavio Junqueira. Extensible Distributed Coordination. In Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '15), pages 143–158, Bordeaux, 21–24 April 2015. (BibTeX)

SDMCMM 2012

Tobias Distler, Frank Fischer, Rüdiger Kapitza, and Siqi Ling. Enhancing Coordination in Cloud Infrastructures with an Extendable Coordination Service. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Secure and Dependable Middleware for Cloud Monitoring and Management (SDMCMM '12), pages 1–6, Montreal, 4 December 2012. (BibTeX)

SSS 2012

Johannes Behl, Tobias Distler, and Rüdiger Kapitza. DQMP: A Decentralized Protocol to Enforce Global Quotas in Cloud Environments. In Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS '12), pages 217–231, Toronto, 1–4 October 2012. (BibTeX)

Resource-Efficient Fault-Tolerant Systems

EDCC 2016

Bijun Li, Wenbo Xu, Muhammad Zeeshan Abid, Tobias Distler, and Rüdiger Kapitza. SAREK: Optimistic Parallel Ordering in Byzantine Fault Tolerance. In Proceedings of the 12th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC '16), Gothenburg, 5–9 September 2016, to appear. (BibTeX)

IEEE TC 2015

Tobias Distler, Christian Cachin, and Rüdiger Kapitza. Resource-efficient Byzantine Fault Tolerance. In IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2015. (BibTeX)

Middleware 2015

Johannes Behl, Tobias Distler, and Rüdiger Kapitza. Consensus-Oriented Parallelization: How to Earn Your First Million. In Proceedings of the 16th Middleware Conference (Middleware '15), pages 173–184, Vancouver, 7–11 December 2015. (BibTeX)

ARM 2015

Christopher Eibel and Tobias Distler. Towards Energy-Proportional State-Machine Replication. In Proceedings of the 14th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM '15), pages 19–24, Vancouver, 8 December 2015. (BibTeX)

HotDep 2014

Johannes Behl, Tobias Distler, and Rüdiger Kapitza. Scalable BFT for Multi-Cores: Actor-based Decomposition and Consensus-oriented Parallelization. In Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep '14), pages 49–54, Broomfield, 5 October 2014. (BibTeX)

EuroSys 2012

Rüdiger Kapitza, Johannes Behl, Christian Cachin, Tobias Distler, Simon Kuhnle, Seyed Vahid Mohammadi, Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat, and Klaus Stengel. CheapBFT: Resource-efficient Byzantine Fault Tolerance. In Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '12), pages 295–308, Bern, 10–13 April 2012. (BibTeX)

EuroSys 2011

Tobias Distler and Rüdiger Kapitza. Increasing Performance in Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Systems with On-Demand Replica Consistency. In Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '11), pages 91–105, Salzburg, 10–13 April 2011. (BibTeX)

NDSS 2011

Tobias Distler, Rüdiger Kapitza, Ivan Popov, Hans P. Reiser, and Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat. SPARE: Replicas on Hold. In Proceedings of the 18th Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS '11), pages 407–420, San Diego, 6–9 February 2011. (BibTeX)

SICHERHEIT 2010

Tobias Distler, Rüdiger Kapitza, and Hans P. Reiser. State Transfer for Hypervisor-Based Proactive Recovery of Heterogeneous Replicated Services. In Proceedings of the 5th "Sicherheit, Schutz und Zuverlässigkeit" Conference (SICHERHEIT '10), pages 61–72, Berlin, 5–7 October 2010. (BibTeX)

BFTW3 2009

Rüdiger Kapitza, Tobias Distler, and Hans P. Reiser. Practical Intrusion-tolerance in the Cloud. Presented at the Workshop on Theory and Practice of Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFTW3 '09), Elche, 22 September 2009.

MAI 2009

Hans P. Reiser, Tobias Distler, and Rüdiger Kapitza. Functional Decomposition and Interactions in Hybrid Intrusion-tolerant Systems. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Middleware-Application Interaction (MAI '09), pages 7–12, Lisbon, 12 June 2009. (BibTeX)

Middleware 2008 (Poster)

Alysson Bessani, Hans P. Reiser, Paulo Sousa, Ilir Gashi, Vladimir Stankovic, Tobias Distler, Rüdiger Kapitza, Alessandro Daidone, and Rafael Obelheiro. FOREVER: Fault/intrusiOn REmoVal through Evolution & Recovery. In Proceedings of the Middleware 2008 Conference Companion (Middleware '08), pages 99–101, Leuven, 3–5 December 2008. (BibTeX)

WRAITS 2008

Tobias Distler, Rüdiger Kapitza, and Hans P. Reiser. Efficient State Transfer for Hypervisor-Based Proactive Recovery. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Recent Advances on Intrusion-Tolerant Systems (WRAITS '08), pages 7–12, Glasgow, 1 April 2008. (BibTeX)

Miscellaneous

CloudCP 2012

Johannes Behl, Tobias Distler, Florian Heisig, Rüdiger Kapitza, Matthias Schunter. Providing Fault-tolerant Execution of Web-service-based Workflows within Clouds. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Cloud Computing Platforms (CloudCP '12), pages 39–44, Bern, 10 April 2012. (BibTeX)

HotDep 2010

Rüdiger Kapitza, Matthias Schunter, Christian Cachin, Klaus Stengel, and Tobias Distler. Storyboard: Optimistic Deterministic Multithreading. In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Hot Topics in System Dependability (HotDep '10), pages 1–6, Vancouver, 3 October 2010. (BibTeX)