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Issue No. 02 - Feb. (2014 vol. 40)
ISSN: 0098-5589
pp: 123-136
Francois Taiani , IRISA, Univ. of Rennes 1, Rennes, France
Shen Lin , SAP Labs., China
Gordon S. Blair , Univ. of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK
Although the principles of gossip protocols are relatively easy to grasp, their variety can make their design and evaluation highly time consuming. This problem is compounded by the lack of a unified programming framework for gossip, which means developers cannot easily reuse, compose, or adapt existing solutions to fit their needs, and have limited opportunities to share knowledge and ideas. In this paper, we consider how component frameworks, which have been widely applied to implement middleware solutions, can facilitate the development of gossip-based systems in a way that is both generic and simple. We show how such an approach can maximize code reuse, simplify the implementation of gossip protocols, and facilitate dynamic evolution and redeployment.Also known as “epidemic” protocols.
Protocols, Peer-to-peer computing, Programming, Wireless sensor networks, Ad hoc networks, Software, Assembly

F. Taiani, S. Lin and G. S. Blair, "GossipKit: A Unified ComponentFramework for Gossip," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 123-136, 2014.
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