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A Weakly Coupled Adaptive Gossip Protocol for Application Level Active Networks.

Wokoma, Ibiso and Liabotis, Ioannis and Prnjat, Ognjen and Sacks, Lionel and Marshall, Ian (2002) A Weakly Coupled Adaptive Gossip Protocol for Application Level Active Networks. In: Proceedings. Third International Workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks, 2002-01-01, Monterey, California.

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    Abstract

    With the sharp increase in heterogeneity and distribution of elements in wide-area networks, more flexible, efficient and autonomous approaches for management and information distribution are needed. This paper proposes a novel approach, based on gossip protocols and firefly synchronisation theory, for the management policy distribution and synchronisation over a number of nodes in an Application Level Active Network (ALAN). The work is presented in the context of the IST project ANDROID (Active Network Distributed Open Infrastructure Development), which is developing an autonomous policy-based management system for ALAN. The preliminary simulation results suggest that with the appropriately optimised parameters, the algorithms developed are scalable, can work effectively in a realistic random network, and allow the policy updates to be distributed efficiently throughout the active network with a lower latency than other similar types of gossip protocols.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings. Third International Workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks
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    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
    ID Code: 27300
    Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
    Deposited On: 15 Oct 2009 14:13
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 02:04
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/27300

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