The William C. Carter Award has been presented annually since 1997 to
recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of
dependable computing through his or her graduate dissertation research. The
award honors the late William C. Carter, a key figure in the formation and
development of the field of dependable computing. His career spanned over four
decades, from programming, debugging, and recovery in ENIAC, through
reliability, availability and serviceability during the evolution and
definition of IBM mainframes. In particular, he took great interest in the
future of the field and was instrumental in promoting the work of young
contributors. It was characteristic of Bill to take the initiative in reaching
out to students and younger colleagues. The W.C. Carter Award is intended to
honor and carry on his legacy.
The award is sponsored by IEEE Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant
Computing (TC-FTC) and IFIP Working Group on Dependable Computing and Fault
Tolerance (WG 10.4). To qualify, a paper based on the student's Ph.D.
dissertation must have been submitted within DSN as a regular paper with the
student as the first author. Both current and former graduate students, no more
than two years past completion of their dissertations, are eligible. All
nominated submissions accepted as regular papers to DSN in both the PDS and
DCCS tracks are evaluated by the Steering Committee of the Conference. One or
two papers are selected each year to receive this best paper award out of the
2008 Winner: Karthik Pattabiraman
List of Winners:
"SymPLFIED: Symbolic Program Level Fault Injection and Error Detection
Karthik Pattabiraman, Nithin Nakka, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk and Ravishakar
- 2008: "SymPLFIED: Symbolic Program Level Fault Injection and
Error Detection Framework," Karthik Pattabiraman, Nithin Nakka,
Zbigniew Kalbarczyk and Ravishakar Iyer.
- 2007: "Failure Resilience for Device Drivers,"
Jorrit N. Herder, Herbert Bos, Ben Gras, Philip Homburg, and Andrew
- 2006: "Automatic Instruction-Level Software-Only Recovery
Methods," Jonathan Chang, George Reis, and David August.
- 2005: "Fatih: Detecting and Isolating Malicious Routers,"
Alper Mizrak, Yuchung Cheng, Keith Marzullo, and Stefan Savage.
"Authenticated System Calls,"
Mohan Rajagopalan, Matti Hiltunen, Trevor Jim, and Richard
- 2004: "Diverse Firewall Design," Alex X. Liu,
and Mohamed G. Gouda.
- 2003: "Definition of Software Fault Emulation Operators: A
Field Data Study," João Durães and Henrique
- 2002: "Robust Software No More Excuses,"
John DeVale and Philip Koopman.
- 2001: "An Approach for Analysing the Propagation of Data
Errors in Software," Martin Hiller, Arshad Jhumka, and Neeraj
- 2000: "On the Quality of Service of Failure Detectors,"
Wei Chen, Sam Toueg, and Marcos Kawazoe Aguilera.
- 1999: "The Systematic Improvement of Fault Tolerance in the Rio
File Cache," Wee Teck Ng and Peter M. Chen.
- 1998: "RENEW: A Tool for Fast and Efficient Implementation of
Checkpoint Protocols," Nuno Neves and W. Kent Fuchs.
- 1997: "COFTA: Hardware-Software Co-Synthesis of Heterogeneous
Distributed Embedded System Architectures for Low Overhead Fault
Tolerance," Bharat P. Dave and Niraj K. Jha.
"Fail-Awareness: An Approach to
Construct Fail-Safe Applications," Christof Fetzer and Flaviu