Shen Lin, François Taïani, and Gordon S. Blair

GossipKit: A Framework of Gossip Protocol Family

Proceedings of the 5th MiNEMA Workshop (Middleware for Network Eccentric and Mobile Applications), Magdeburg, Germany, September, pp. 26-30, 2007 (5p.)

A large number of gossip protocols have been developed 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 finegrained event mechanism to facilitate configuration and reconfiguration and promote code reuse.

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