Compositional gossip: a conceptual architecture for designing gossip-based applications

Etienne Rivière, Roberto Baldoni, Harry Li & José Pereira

Abstract Most proposed gossip-based systems use an ad-hoc design. We observe a low degree of reutilization among this proposals. We present how this limits both the systematic development of gossip-based applications and the number of applications that can benefit from gossip-based construction. We posit that these reinvent-the-wheel approaches poses a significant barrier to the spread and usability of gossip protocols.

This paper advocates a conceptual design framework based upon aggregating basic and predefined building blocks (B2). We show how to compose building blocks within our framework to construct more complex blocks to be used in gossip-based applications. The concept is further depicted with two gossip-based applications described using our building blocks.
Citation E. Rivière, et al., "Compositional gossip: a conceptual architecture for designing gossip-based applications," ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, vol. 41, p. 43-50, Oct. 2007.
Type Journal article (English)
Date of appearance 1-10-2007
Journal ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review
Volume 41
Issue 5
Pages 43-50
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1317379.1317387