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This volume presents the proceedings from the DIMACS Workshop in Distributed Computing held at Rutgers University. It provides a broad survey of major topics concerning modern applications of networks in the context of distributed computing. Articles included touch upon fundamental problems and challenges related to recent technological advances in the networking industry which are directly relevant and interesting to research on the mathematical principles of distributed computing.
Included are issues on diverse areas of networking such as ATM networking technology, issues on routing and flow control in communications networks, security, optical networking and mobile computing. This volume provides state-of-the-art research in these significant areas. The material should acquaint the theoretical community of distributed computing with related issues and problems.
Treatment is applied and tailored to industrial advances in networking, however the underlying material presents a rich variety of theoretical problems in distributed computing that carry significant interest and challenge for the modern mathematician.
Foreword ix Preface xi Virtual-credit: Efficient end-to-end credit based flow control Y. Afek, Y. Mansour, and Z. Ostfeld 1 Scalable group membership services for novel applications T. Anker, G. V. Chockler, D. Dolev, and I. Keidar 23 Implementing an eventually-serializable data service as a distributed system building block O. M. Cheiner and A. A. Shvartsman 43 Frequency assignment in mobile and radio networks D. Fotakis, G. Pantziou, G. Pentaris, and P. Spirakis 73 On limited wavelength conversion in optical ring networks O. Gerstel 91 UNITE-An architecture for lightweight signaling in ATM networks G. Hjalmtysson and K. K. Ramakrishnan 97 Timing-based connection management M. Mavronicolas 113 Cryptographic authentication for real-time network protocols D. L. Mills 135 Path layout in ATM networks-A survey S. Zaks 145