@article{387,
abstract = {This article studies the design of medium access control (MAC) protocols for wireless networks that are provably robust against arbitrary and unpredictable disruptions (e.g., due to unintentional external interference from co-existing networks or due to jamming). We consider a wireless network consisting of a set of n honest and reliable nodes within transmission (and interference) range of each other, and we model the external disruptions with a powerful adaptive adversary. This adversary may know the protocol and its entire history and can use this knowledge to jam the wireless channel at will at any time. It is allowed to jam a (1 − )-fraction of the timesteps, for an arbitrary constant > 0 unknown to the nodes. The nodes cannot distinguish between the adversarial jamming or a collision of two or more messages that are sent at the same time. We demonstrate, for the first time, that there is a local-control MAC protocol requiring only very limited knowledge about the adversary and the network that achieves a constant (asymptotically optimal) throughput for the nonjammed time periods under any of the aforementioned adversarial strategies. The derived principles are also useful to build robust applications on top of the MAC layer, and we present an exemplary study for leader election, one of the most fundamental tasks in distributed computing.},
author = {Awerbuch, Baruch and Richa, Andrea W. and Scheideler, Christian and Schmid, Stefan and Zhang, Jin},
journal = {Transactions on Algorithms},
number = {4},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{Principles of Robust Medium Access and an Application to Leader Election}},
doi = {10.1145/2635818},
year = {2014},
}
@article{464,
abstract = {Topological self-stabilization is an important concept to build robust open distributed systems (such as peer-to-peer systems) where nodes can organize themselves into meaningful network topologies. The goal is to devise distributed algorithms where nodes forward, insert, and delete links to neighboring nodes, and that converge quickly to such a desirable topology, independently of the initial network configuration. This article proposes a new model to study the parallel convergence time. Our model sheds light on the achievable parallelism by avoiding bottlenecks of existing models that can yield a distorted picture. As a case study, we consider local graph linearization—i.e., how to build a sorted list of the nodes of a connected graph in a distributed and self-stabilizing manner. In order to study the main structure and properties of our model, we propose two variants of a most simple local linearization algorithm. For each of these variants, we present analyses of the worst-case and bestcase parallel time complexities, as well as the performance under a greedy selection of the actions to be executed. It turns out that the analysis is non-trivial despite the simple setting, and to complement our formal insights we report on our experiments which indicate that the runtimes may be better in the average case.},
author = {Gall, Dominik and Jacob, Riko and Richa, Andrea W. and Scheideler, Christian and Schmid, Stefan and Täubig, Hanjo },
journal = {Theory of Computing Systems},
number = {1},
pages = {110--135},
publisher = {Springer},
title = {{A Note on the Parallel Runtime of Self-Stabilizing Graph Linearization}},
doi = {10.1007/s00224-013-9504-x},
year = {2014},
}
@inproceedings{1851,
author = {Derakhshandeh, Zahra and Gmyr, Robert and W. Richa, Andrea and Scheideler, Christian and Strothmann, Thim Frederik},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the Second Annual International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication, NANOCOM' 15, Boston, MA, USA, September 21-22, 2015},
isbn = {978-1-4503-3674-1},
pages = {21:1----21:2},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{An Algorithmic Framework for Shape Formation Problems in Self-Organizing Particle Systems}},
doi = {10.1145/2800795.2800829},
year = {2015},
}
@inproceedings{1852,
author = {Derakhshandeh, Zahra and Gmyr, Robert and Strothmann, Thim Frederik and A. Bazzi, Rida and W. Richa, Andrea and Scheideler, Christian},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing, PODC 2015, Donostia-San Sebasti{\'{a}}n, Spain, July 21 - 23, 2015},
isbn = {978-1-4503-3617-8},
pages = {67----69},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{Brief Announcement: On the Feasibility of Leader Election and Shape Formation with Self-Organizing Programmable Matter}},
doi = {10.1145/2767386.2767451},
year = {2015},
}
@article{327,
abstract = {We consider the problem of resource discovery in distributed systems. In particular we give an algorithm, such that each node in a network discovers the address of any other node in the network. We model the knowledge of the nodes as a virtual overlay network given by a directed graph such that complete knowledge of all nodes corresponds to a complete graph in the overlay network. Although there are several solutions for resource discovery, our solution is the first that achieves worst-case optimal work for each node, i.e. the number of addresses (O(n)O(n)) or bits (O(nlogn)O(nlogn)) a node receives or sends coincides with the lower bound, while ensuring only a linear runtime (O(n)O(n)) on the number of rounds.},
author = {Kniesburges, Sebastian and Koutsopoulos, Andreas and Scheideler, Christian},
journal = {Theoretical Computer Science},
pages = {67--79},
publisher = {Elsevier},
title = {{A deterministic worst-case message complexity optimal solution for resource discovery}},
doi = {10.1016/j.tcs.2014.11.027},
year = {2015},
}
@inproceedings{241,
abstract = {Distributed applications are commonly based on overlay networks interconnecting their sites so that they can exchange information. For these overlay networks to preserve their functionality, they should be able to recover from various problems like membership changes or faults. Various self-stabilizing overlay networks have already been proposed in recent years, which have the advantage of being able to recover from any illegal state, but none of these networks can give any guarantees on its functionality while the recovery process is going on. We initiate research on overlay networks that are not only self-stabilizing but that also ensure that searchability is maintained while the recovery process is going on, as long as there are no corrupted messages in the system. More precisely, once a search message from node u to another node v is successfully delivered, all future search messages from u to v succeed as well. We call this property monotonic searchability. We show that in general it is impossible to provide monotonic searchability if corrupted messages are present in the system, which justifies the restriction to system states without corrupted messages. Furthermore, we provide a self-stabilizing protocol for the line for which we can also show monotonic searchability. It turns out that even for the line it is non-trivial to achieve this property. Additionally, we extend our protocol to deal with node departures in terms of the Finite Departure Problem of Foreback et. al (SSS 2014). This makes our protocol even capable of handling node dynamics.},
author = {Scheideler, Christian and Setzer, Alexander and Strothmann, Thim Frederik},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS)},
title = {{Towards Establishing Monotonic Searchability in Self-Stabilizing Data Structures}},
doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2015.24},
year = {2015},
}
@inproceedings{1853,
author = {Koutsopoulos, Andreas and Scheideler, Christian and Strothmann, Thim Frederik},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 27th ACM on Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures, SPAA 2015, Portland, OR, USA, June 13-15, 2015},
isbn = {978-1-4503-3588-1},
pages = {77----79},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{Brief Announcement: Towards a Universal Approach for the Finite Departure Problem in Overlay Networks}},
doi = {10.1145/2755573.2755614},
year = {2015},
}
@article{284,
abstract = {In this work, we present the first scalable distributed information system, that is, a system with low storage overhead, that is provably robust against denial-of-service (DoS) attacks by a current insider. We allow a current insider to have complete knowledge about the information system and to have the power to block any ϵ-fraction of its servers by a DoS attack, where ϵ can be chosen up to a constant. The task of the system is to serve any collection of lookup requests with at most one per nonblocked server in an efficient way despite this attack. Previously, scalable solutions were only known for DoS attacks of past insiders, where a past insider only has complete knowledge about some past time point t0 of the information system. Scheideler et al. [Awerbuch and Scheideler 2007; Baumgart et al. 2009] showed that in this case, it is possible to design an information system so that any information that was inserted or last updated after t0 is safe against a DoS attack. But their constructions would not work at all for a current insider. The key idea behind our IRIS system is to make extensive use of coding. More precisely, we present two alternative distributed coding strategies with an at most logarithmic storage overhead that can handle up to a constant fraction of blocked servers.},
author = {Eikel, Martina and Scheideler, Christian},
journal = {Transactions on Parallel Computing},
number = {3},
pages = {18:1----18:33},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{IRIS: A Robust Information System Against Insider DoS Attacks}},
doi = {10.1145/2809806},
year = {2015},
}
@inproceedings{242,
abstract = {A fundamental problem for overlay networks is to safely exclude leaving nodes, i.e., the nodes requesting to leave the overlay network are excluded from it without affecting its connectivity. There are a number of studies for safe node exclusion if the overlay is in a well-defined state, but almost no formal results are known for the case in which the overlay network is in an arbitrary initial state, i.e., when looking for a self-stabilizing solution for excluding leaving nodes. We study this problem in two variants: the Finite Departure Problem (FDP) and the Finite Sleep Problem (FSP). In the FDP the leaving nodes have to irrevocably decide when it is safe to leave the network, whereas in the FSP, this leaving decision does not have to be final: the nodes may resume computation when woken up by an incoming message. We are the first to present a self-stabilizing protocol for the FDP and the FSP that can be combined with a large class of overlay maintenance protocols so that these are then guaranteed to safely exclude leaving nodes from the system from any initial state while operating as specified for the staying nodes. In order to formally define the properties these overlay maintenance protocols have to satisfy, we identify four basic primitives for manipulating edges in an overlay network that might be of independent interest.},
author = {Koutsopoulos, Andreas and Scheideler, Christian and Strothmann, Thim Frederik},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS)},
pages = {201--216},
title = {{Towards a Universal Approach for the Finite Departure Problem in Overlay Networks}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-21741-3_14},
year = {2015},
}
@inproceedings{1850,
author = {Derakhshandeh, Zahra and Gmyr, Robert and Strothmann, Thim Frederik and A. Bazzi, Rida and W. Richa, Andrea and Scheideler, Christian},
booktitle = {DNA Computing and Molecular Programming - 21st International Conference, DNA 21, Boston and Cambridge, MA, USA, August 17-21, 2015. Proceedings},
isbn = {978-3-319-21998-1},
pages = {117----132},
title = {{Leader Election and Shape Formation with Self-organizing Programmable Matter}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-21999-8_8},
volume = {9211},
year = {2015},
}
@inproceedings{155,
abstract = {We present a self-stabilizing algorithm for overlay networks that, for an arbitrary metric given by a distance oracle, constructs the graph representing that metric. The graph representing a metric is the unique minimal undirected graph such that for any pair of nodes the length of a shortest path between the nodes corresponds to the distance between the nodes according to the metric. The algorithm works under both an asynchronous and a synchronous daemon. In the synchronous case, the algorithm stablizes in time O(n) and it is almost silent in that after stabilization a node sends and receives a constant number of messages per round.},
author = {Gmyr, Robert and Lefèvre, Jonas and Scheideler, Christian},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS)},
pages = {248----262},
title = {{Self-stabilizing Metric Graphs}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-49259-9_20},
year = {2016},
}
@inproceedings{1837,
author = {Derakhshandeh, Zahra and Gmyr, Robert and W. Richa, Andrea and Scheideler, Christian and Strothmann, Thim Frederik},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 28th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures, SPAA 2016, Asilomar State Beach/Pacific Grove, CA, USA, July 11-13, 2016},
pages = {289----299},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{Universal Shape Formation for Programmable Matter}},
doi = {10.1145/2935764.2935784},
year = {2016},
}
@inbook{1845,
author = {W. Richa, Andrea and Scheideler, Christian},
booktitle = {Encyclopedia of Algorithms},
pages = {999----1002},
title = {{Jamming-Resistant MAC Protocols for Wireless Networks}},
doi = {10.1007/978-1-4939-2864-4_593},
year = {2016},
}
@inproceedings{215,
abstract = {We present three robust overlay networks: First, we present a network that organizes the nodes into an expander and is resistant to even massive adversarial churn. Second, we develop a network based on the hypercube that maintains connectivity under adversarial DoS-attacks. For the DoS-attacks we use the notion of a Omega(log log n)-late adversary which only has access to topological information that is at least Omega(log log n) rounds old. Finally, we develop a network that combines both churn- and DoS-resistance. The networks gain their robustness through constant network reconfiguration, i.e., the topology of the networks changes constantly. Our reconguration algorithms are based on node sampling primitives for expanders and hypercubes that allow each node to sample a logarithmic number of nodes uniformly at random in O(log log n) communication rounds. These primitives are specific to overlay networks and their optimal runtime represents an exponential improvement over known techniques. Our results have a wide range of applications, for example in the area of scalable and robust peer-to-peer systems.},
author = {Drees, Maximilian and Gmyr, Robert and Scheideler, Christian},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 28th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA)},
pages = {417----427},
title = {{Churn- and DoS-resistant Overlay Networks Based on Network Reconfiguration}},
doi = {10.1145/2935764.2935783},
year = {2016},
}
@article{1835,
author = {Schmid, Stefan and Avin, Chen and Scheideler, Christian and Borokhovich, Michael and Haeupler, Bernhard and Lotker, Zvi},
journal = {IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw.},
number = {3},
pages = {1421----1433},
title = {{SplayNet: Towards Locally Self-Adjusting Networks}},
doi = {10.1109/TNET.2015.2410313},
year = {2016},
}
@inproceedings{142,
abstract = {For overlay networks, the ability to recover from a variety of problems like membership changes or faults is a key element to preserve their functionality. In recent years, various self-stabilizing overlay networks have been proposed that have the advantage of being able to recover from any illegal state. However, the vast majority of these networks cannot give any guarantees on its functionality while the recovery process is going on. We are especially interested in searchability, i.e., the functionality that search messages for a specific identifier are answered successfully if a node with that identifier exists in the network. We investigate overlay networks that are not only self-stabilizing but that also ensure that monotonic searchability is maintained while the recovery process is going on, as long as there are no corrupted messages in the system. More precisely, once a search message from node u to another node v is successfully delivered, all future search messages from u to v succeed as well. Monotonic searchability was recently introduced in OPODIS 2015, in which the authors provide a solution for a simple line topology.We present the first universal approach to maintain monotonic searchability that is applicable to a wide range of topologies. As the base for our approach, we introduce a set of primitives for manipulating overlay networks that allows us to maintain searchability and show how existing protocols can be transformed to use theses primitives.We complement this result with a generic search protocol that together with the use of our primitives guarantees monotonic searchability.As an additional feature, searching existing nodes with the generic search protocol is as fast as searching a node with any other fixed routing protocol once the topology has stabilized.},
author = {Scheideler, Christian and Setzer, Alexander and Strothmann, Thim Frederik},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC)},
pages = {71----84},
title = {{Towards a Universal Approach for Monotonic Searchability in Self-stabilizing Overlay Networks}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-662-53426-7_6},
year = {2016},
}
@inproceedings{1836,
author = {Derakhshandeh, Zahra and Gmyr, Robert and Porter, Alexandra and W. Richa, Andrea and Scheideler, Christian and Strothmann, Thim Frederik},
booktitle = {DNA Computing and Molecular Programming - 22nd International Conference, DNA 22, Munich, Germany, September 4-8, 2016, Proceedings},
pages = {148----164},
title = {{On the Runtime of Universal Coating for Programmable Matter}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-43994-5_10},
volume = {9818},
year = {2016},
}
@inproceedings{105,
abstract = {We initiate the study of network monitoring algorithms in a class of hybrid networks in which the nodes are connected by an external network and an internal network (as a short form for externally and internally controlled network). While the external network lies outside of the control of the nodes (or in our case, the monitoring protocol running in them) and might be exposed to continuous changes, the internal network is fully under the control of the nodes. As an example, consider a group of users with mobile devices having access to the cell phone infrastructure. While the network formed by the WiFi connections of the devices is an external network (as its structure is not necessarily under the control of the monitoring protocol), the connections between the devices via the cell phone infrastructure represent an internal network (as it can be controlled by the monitoring protocol). Our goal is to continuously monitor properties of the external network with the help of the internal network. We present scalable distributed algorithms that efficiently monitor the number of edges, the average node degree, the clustering coefficient, the bipartiteness, and the weight of a minimum spanning tree. Their performance bounds demonstrate that monitoring the external network state with the help of an internal network can be done much more efficiently than just using the external network, as is usually done in the literature.},
author = {Gmyr, Robert and Hinnenthal, Kristian and Scheideler, Christian and Sohler, Christian},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 44th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP)},
pages = {137:1----137:15},
title = {{Distributed Monitoring of Network Properties: The Power of Hybrid Networks}},
doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2017.137},
year = {2017},
}
@article{1813,
author = {P. Fekete, Sandor and W. Richa, Andrea and Römer, Kay and Scheideler, Christian},
journal = {SIGACT News},
number = {2},
pages = {87----94},
title = {{Algorithmic Foundations of Programmable Matter Dagstuhl Seminar 16271}},
doi = {10.1145/3106700.3106713},
year = {2017},
}
@inproceedings{125,
abstract = {Searching for other participants is one of the most important operations in a distributed system.We are interested in topologies in which it is possible to route a packet in a fixed number of hops until it arrives at its destination.Given a constant $d$, this paper introduces a new self-stabilizing protocol for the $q$-ary $d$-dimensional de Bruijn graph ($q = \sqrt[d]{n}$) that is able to route any search request in at most $d$ hops w.h.p., while significantly lowering the node degree compared to the clique: We require nodes to have a degree of $\mathcal O(\sqrt[d]{n})$, which is asymptotically optimal for a fixed diameter $d$.The protocol keeps the expected amount of edge redirections per node in $\mathcal O(\sqrt[d]{n})$, when the number of nodes in the system increases by factor $2^d$.The number of messages that are periodically sent out by nodes is constant.},
author = {Feldmann, Michael and Scheideler, Christian},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS)},
isbn = {978-3-319-69083-4},
pages = {250--264 },
publisher = {Springer, Cham},
title = {{A Self-Stabilizing General De Bruijn Graph}},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-69084-1_17},
volume = {10616},
year = {2017},
}