A Deterministic Worst-Case Message Complexity Optimal Solution for Resource Discovery

  • Sebastian Kniesburges
  • Andreas Koutsopoulos
  • Christian Scheideler
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8179)


We consider the problem of resource discovery in distributed systems. In particular we give an algorithm, such that each node in a network discovers the address of any other node in the network. We model the knowledge of the nodes as a virtual overlay network given by a directed graph such that complete knowledge of all nodes corresponds to a complete graph in the overlay network. Although there are several solutions for resource discovery, our solution is the first that achieves worst-case optimal work for each node, i.e. the number of addresses (\(\mathcal O(n)\)) or bits (\(\mathcal O(n\log n)\)) a node receives or sends coincides with the lower bound, while ensuring only a linear runtime (\(\mathcal O(n)\)) on the number of rounds.


distributed algorithms resource discovery self-stabilization clique network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Kniesburges
    • 1
  • Andreas Koutsopoulos
    • 1
  • Christian Scheideler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of PaderbornGermany

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