Departmental Papers (CIS)

Date of this Version


Document Type

Conference Paper


15th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS XV), Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland, May 2015.


We propose a new approach to fault tolerance that we call bounded-time recovery (BTR). BTR is intended for systems that need strong timeliness guarantees during normal operation but can tolerate short outages in an emergency, e.g., when they are under attack. We argue that BTR could be a good fit for many cyber-physical systems. We also sketch a technical approach to providing BTR, and we discuss some challenges that still remain.

Subject Area

CPS Real-Time

Publication Source

Proceedings of the 15th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems



Date Posted: 16 October 2015

This document has been peer reviewed.