Facilitating Gossip Programming with the GossipKit Framework

  • Shen Lin
  • François Taïani
  • Gordon S. Blair
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-68642-2_19

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5053)
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Lin S., Taïani F., Blair G.S. (2008) Facilitating Gossip Programming with the GossipKit Framework. In: Meier R., Terzis S. (eds) Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems. DAIS 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5053. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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