tolerate attacker-induced faults and enable applications that depend upon the network infrastructure to survive,” Kwiat noted.
“Middleware research creates synergy between the techniques for fault tolerance and performance enhancement in communications – this is what IAMCOM is based on,” he said.
According to the workshop’s Web site, IAMCOM 2007 will offer a unique and focused forum for researchers from academia, government and industry to share ideas and disseminate new results in this important area.
Bangalore is the “silicon valley” of India, with a large contingent of computer information technology and communication industries – such as Microsoft, IBM, HP, Nokia, Dell, Google, CISCO, General Motors and Honeywell -- having a substantial presence there.
“Not only is the workshop ideally located from both the commercial and industrial standpoint,” Kwiat said, “but there is also a substantial amount of Indian Ministry of Defense-type research carried out in Bangalore-based government laboratories.”
“The activities of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have a military significance too, and ISRO is headquartered in Bangalore,” he concluded. “Also, Bangalore is home to Hindustan Aeronautics – India’s sole military aircraft manufacturer.”