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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 (REFIT)
EDC Efficient Distributed Coordination (EDC)
Energy-aware Execution Environments ()

Finished Projects

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

Professional Activities

Conferences & Workshops

RTAS 2019

Program Committee of the 25th Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS '19)

CrossCloud 2019

Program Committee of the 6th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms (CrossCloud '18), co-located with the 19th International Symposium in Cluster, Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid '19)

BlockSEA 2018

Program Committee of the 1st Workshop on Blockchain and Sharing Economy Applications (BlockSEA '18), co-located with the 18th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM '18)

BCRB 2018

Co-Chair of the 1st Workshop on Byzantine Consensus and Resilient Blockchains (BCRB '18), co-located with the 48th International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN '18)

CrossCloud 2018

Program Committee of the 5th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms (CrossCloud '18), co-located with the 13th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '18)

ProWeb 2018

Program Committee of the 2nd Workshop on Programming Technology for the Future Web (ProWeb '18), co-located with the 2nd International Conference on the Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming (<Programming> '18)

ARM 2017

Program Committee of the 16th Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM '17), co-located with the 18th Middleware Conference (Middleware '17)

CrossCloud 2017

Program Committee of the 4th Workshop on CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms (CrossCloud '17), co-located with the 12th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '17)

ProWeb 2017

Program Committee of the 1st Workshop on Programming Technology for the Future Web (ProWeb '17), co-located with the 1st International Conference on the Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming (<Programming> '17)

2016 and earlier

Journals

IEEE TC

Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Computers (IEEE TC)

IEEE TPDS

Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE TPDS)

JSA

Reviewer for Journal of Systems Architecture – Reliable Software Technologies for Dependable Distributed Systems (JSA)

Information Sciences

Reviewer for Information Sciences (Information Sciences)

IS PDSA

Reviewer for Information Sciences – Special Issue on Dependability in Parallel and Distributed Systems and Applications (IS PDSA)

KUIN

Reviewer for KI – Künstliche Intelligenz (KUIN)

Honors

Best Paper Award

Best Paper Award at the 18th International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS '18) for the paper "Strome: Energy-Aware Data-Stream Processing"

Outstanding Paper Award

Outstanding Paper Award at the 30th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS '18) for the paper "Whole-System Worst-Case Energy-Consumption Analysis for Energy-Constrained Real-Time Systems"

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

Teaching

Winter Term 2018/19

Previous Terms

VS Distributed Systems Lecture ST 2018, ST 2017, ST 2016
Exercises ST 2018, ST 2017, ST 2016, ST 2015, ST 2014, ST 2013, ST 2012, ST 2011, ST 2010, ST 2009, ST 2008
MWCC Middleware –
Cloud Computing
Lecture WT 2017/18, WT 2016/17, WT 2015/16, WT 2014/15, WT 2013/14, WT 2012/13
Exercises WT 2017/18, WT 2016/17, WT 2015/16, WT 2014/15, WT 2013/14, WT 2012/13, WT 2011/12, WT 2010/11
AKSS Cloud Computing Seminar ST 2010
MW Middleware Exercises WT 2009/10, WT 2008/09

Publications

Energy-Aware Execution Environments

DAIS 2018

(Best Paper)

Christopher Eibel, Christian Gulden, Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat, and Tobias Distler. Strome: Energy-Aware Data-Stream Processing. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS '18), pages 40–57, Madrid, 18–20 June 2018. (BibTeX)

IC2E 2018

Christopher Eibel, Thao-Nguyen Do, Robert Meißner, and Tobias Distler. Empya: Saving Energy in the Face of Varying Workloads. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E '18), pages 134–140, Orlando, 17–20 April 2018. (BibTeX)

Technical Report

Christopher Eibel, Thao-Nguyen Do, Robert Meißner, and Tobias Distler. Empya: An Energy-aware Middleware Platform for Dynamic Applications. Technical Report CS-2018-01, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), 2018. (BibTeX)

Efficient Distributed Coordination

DSN 2017

Rainer Schiekofer, Johannes Behl, and Tobias Distler. Agora: A Dependable High-Performance Coordination Service for Multi-Cores. In Proceedings of the 47th International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN '17), pages 333–344, Denver, 26–29 June 2017. (BibTeX)

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

Computing

Michael Eischer and Tobias Distler. Scalable Byzantine Fault-tolerant State-Machine Replication on Heterogeneous Servers. Computing, 2018. (BibTeX)

DSN 2018

Bijun Li, Nico Weichbrodt, Johannes Behl, Pierre-Louis Aublin, Tobias Distler, and Rüdiger Kapitza. Troxy: Transparent Access to Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Systems. In Proceedings of the 48th International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN '18), pages 59–70, Luxembourg City, 25–28 June 2018. (BibTeX)

BCRB 2018

Alysson Bessani, Hans P. Reiser, Marko Vukolić, and Tobias Distler. Workshop on Byzantine Consensus and Resilient Blockchains (BCRB '18). In Proceedings of the 48th International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks Workshops (DSN-W '18), page 121, Luxembourg City, 25 June 2018. (BibTeX)

Michael Eischer and Tobias Distler. Latency-Aware Leader Selection for Geo-Replicated Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Systems. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Byzantine Consensus and Resilient Blockchains (BCRB '18), pages 140–145, Luxembourg City, 25 June 2018. (BibTeX)

EDCC 2017

Michael Eischer and Tobias Distler. Scalable Byzantine Fault Tolerance on Heterogeneous Servers. In Proceedings of the 13th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC '17), pages 34–41, Geneva, 4–8 September 2017. (BibTeX)

EuroSys 2017

Johannes Behl, Tobias Distler, and Rüdiger Kapitza. Hybrids on Steroids: SGX-based High Performance BFT. In Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '17), pages 222–237, Belgrade, 23–26 April 2017. (BibTeX)

Technical Report

Johannes Behl, Tobias Distler, and Rüdiger Kapitza. Hybster – A Highly Parallelizable Protocol for Hybrid Fault-Tolerant Service Replication. Technical report 64440. TU Braunschweig, 2017. (BibTeX)

IEEE TC 2016

Tobias Distler, Christian Cachin, and Rüdiger Kapitza. Resource-efficient Byzantine Fault Tolerance. In IEEE Transactions on Computers, 65(9):2807–2819, 2016. (BibTeX)

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), pages 77–88, Gothenburg, 5–9 September 2016. (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)

Energy-Aware Real-Time Systems

ECRTS 2018
(Outstanding Paper)

Peter Wägemann, Christian Dietrich, Tobias Distler, Peter Ulbrich, and Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat. Whole-System Worst-Case Energy-Consumption Analysis for Energy-Constrained Real-Time Systems. In Proceedings of the 30th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS '18), pages 24:1–24:25, Barcelona, 3–6 July 2018. (BibTeX)

Peter Wägemann, Christian Dietrich, Tobias Distler, Peter Ulbrich, and Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat. Whole-system WCEC Analysis for Energy-Constrained Real-Time Systems (Artifact). Dagstuhl Artifacts Series, 4(2):7:1–7:4, 2018. (BibTeX)

WCET 2018

Christian Eichler, Tobias Distler, Peter Ulbrich, Peter Wägemann, and Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat. TASKers: A Whole-System Generator for Benchmarking Real-Time-System Analyses. In Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis (WCET '18), pages 6:1–6:12, Barcelona, 3 July 2018. (BibTeX)

ACM TECS 2017

Peter Wägemann, Tobias Distler, Heiko Janker, Phillip Raffeck, Volkmar Sieh, and Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat. Operating Energy-Neutral Real-Time Systems. In ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, 17(1):11:1–11:25, 2017. (BibTeX)

RTAS 2017

Peter Wägemann, Tobias Distler, Christian Eichler, and Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat. Benchmark Generation for Timing Analysis. In Proceedings of the 23rd Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS '17), pages 319–330, Pittsburgh, 18–21 April 2017. (BibTeX)

Christian Eichler, Peter Wägemann, Tobias Distler, and Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat. Demo Abstract: Tooling Support for Benchmarking Timing Analysis. In Proceedings of the 23rd Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS '17), pages 159–160, Pittsburgh, 18 April 2017. (BibTeX)

RTSS 2016
(Work in Progress)

Peter Wägemann, Tobias Distler, Phillip Raffeck, and Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat. Poster Abstract: Towards Code Metrics for Benchmarking Timing Analysis. In Proceedings of the 37th Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS '16), page 369, Porto, 29 November – 2 December 2016. (BibTeX)

Peter Wägemann, Tobias Distler, Phillip Raffeck, and Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat. Towards Code Metrics for Benchmarking Timing Analysis. In Proceedings of the 37th Real-Time Systems Symposium Work-in-Progress Session (RTSS WiP '16), Porto, 30 November 2016. (BibTeX)

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 and Embedded Technology and 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)

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)

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)