Gossip-Based Dissemination.

R. Friedman, A.-M. Kermarrec, H. Miranda, L. Rodrigues

In Middleware for Network Eccentric and Mobile Applications, Chapter 8, B. Garbinato, H. Miranda, L. Rodrigues (Editors). Springer, 2009, ISBN: 978-3-540-89706-4.


This chapter addresses the use of gossip-based protocols in mobile ad hoc networks. Gossip-based protocols have the advantage of requiring little or no structure to operate, making them particularly appealing to apply in dynamic systems such as wireless self-organizing networks. The use of gossip-based protocols is illustrated with three different, but related, middleware services, namely: broadcast, publish/subscribe, and data placement.

Luís Rodrigues