Brief Announcement: Reaching Approximate Byzantine Consensus in Partially-Connected Mobile Networks

  • Chuanyou Li
  • Michel Hurfin
  • Yun Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7611)


We consider the problem of approximate consensus in mobile ad hoc networks in the presence of Byzantine nodes. Due to nodes’ mobility, the topology is dynamic and unpredictable. We propose an approximate Byzantine consensus protocol which is based on the linear iteration method. In this protocol, nodes are allowed to collect information during several consecutive rounds: thus moving gives them the opportunity to gather progressively enough values. A novel sufficient and necessary condition guarantees the final convergence of the consensus protocol. At each stage of the computation, a single correct node is concerned by the requirement expressed by this new condition.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chuanyou Li
    • 1
  • Michel Hurfin
    • 2
  • Yun Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Lab of Computer Network & Information Integration, Ministry of EducationSchool of Computer Science and Engineering, Southeast UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.INRIA Rennes Bretagne AtlantiqueRennesFrance

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