Facilitating Gossip Programming with the GossipKit Framework

  • Shen Lin
  • François Taïani
  • Gordon S. Blair
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5053)


Gossip protocols have been successfully applied in the last few years to address a wide range of functionalities. So far, however, very few software frameworks have been proposed to ease the development and deployment of these gossip protocols. To address this issue, this paper presents GossipKit, an event-driven framework that provides a generic and extensible architecture for the development of (re)configurable gossip-oriented middleware. GossipKit is based on a generic interaction model for gossip protocols and relies on a fine-grained event mechanism to facilitate configuration and reconfiguration, and promote code reuse.


Gossip protocol component framework middleware flexibility event-driven architecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shen Lin
    • 1
  • François Taïani
    • 1
  • Gordon S. Blair
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing DepartmentLancaster UniversityUK

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