Theory and Practice

  • Bernadette Charron-Bost
  • Fernando Pedone
  • André Schiper

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5959)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Alan D. Fekete, Krithi Ramamritham
    Pages 1-17
  3. Robbert van Renesse, Rachid Guerraoui
    Pages 19-40
  4. Fernando Pedone, André Schiper
    Pages 41-57
  5. Maarten van Steen, Guillaume Pierre
    Pages 73-89
  6. Fred B. Schneider, Lidong Zhou
    Pages 151-167
  7. Christian Cachin
    Pages 169-184
  8. Michael G. Merideth, Michael K. Reiter
    Pages 185-206
  9. Fernando Pedone, André Schiper
    Pages 207-218
  10. Bettina Kemme, Ricardo Jiménez-Peris, Marta Patiño-Martínez, Gustavo Alonso
    Pages 219-252
  11. Alfrânio Correia Jr., José Pereira, Luís Rodrigues, Nuno Carvalho, Rui Oliveira
    Pages 253-285
  12. Back Matter

About this book


Replication is a topic of interest in the distributed computing, distributed systems, and database communities. Although these communities have traditionally looked at replication from different viewpoints and with different goals (e.g., performance versus fault tolerance), recent developments have led to a convergence of these different goals. The objective of this state-of-the-art survey is not to speculate about the future of replication, but rather to understand the present, to make an assessment of approximately 30 years of research on replication, and to present a comprehensive view of the achievements made during this period of time.

This book is the outcome of the seminar entitled A 30-Year Perspective on Replication, which was held at Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, in November 2007. The book is organized in 13 self-contained chapters written by most of the people who have contributed to developing state-of-the-art replication techniques. It presents a comprehensive view of existing solutions, from a theoretical as well as from a practical point of view. It covers replication of processes/objects and of databases; replication for fault tolerance and replication for performance - benign faults and malicious (Byzantine) faults - thus forming a basis for both professionals and students of distributed computing, distributed systems, and databases.


Byzantine faults Corba broadcast primitives broadcast protocols consistency models cryptography cryptosystems data freshness database database replication digital signature distributed computing distributed cryptosystems distributed systems performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernadette Charron-Bost
    • 1
  • Fernando Pedone
    • 2
  • André Schiper
    • 3
  1. 1.CNRS, École PolytechniquePalaiseau CedexFrance
  2. 2.Facoltà di scienze informaticheUniversità della Svizzera italiana (USI)LuganoSwitzerland
  3. 3.School of Computer and Communication SciencesEcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11293-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11294-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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