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GossipKit: A Framework of Gossip Protocol Family

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Publication date11/09/2007
Number of pages5
<mark>Original language</mark>English


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.