Volume 5959 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 59-72

Stumbling over Consensus Research: Misunderstandings and Issues

  • Marcos K. AguileraAffiliated withLancaster UniversityMicrosoft Research

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The consensus problem has recently emerged as a major interest in systems conferences, yet the systems community tends to ignore most of the large body of theory on this subject. In this chapter, I examine why this might be so. I point out misunderstandings by the systems community of the theory. I also consider some issues in this work that remains to be addressed by the theory community.