TY - JOUR
AU - W. Richa, Andrea
AU - Scheideler, Christian
AU - Schmid, Stefan
AU - Zhang, Jin
ID - 1871
IS - 3
JF - IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw.
TI - An Efficient and Fair MAC Protocol Robust to Reactive Interference
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AB - This paper initiates the study of self-adjusting networks (or distributed data structures) whose topologies dynamically adapt to a communication pattern $\sigma$. We present a fully decentralized self-adjusting solution called SplayNet. A SplayNet is a distributed generalization of the classic splay tree concept. It ensures short paths (which can be found using local-greedy routing) between communication partners while minimizing topological rearrangements. We derive an upper bound for the amortized communication cost of a SplayNet based on empirical entropies of $\sigma$, and show that SplayNets have several interesting convergence properties. For instance, SplayNets features a provable online optimality under special requests scenarios. We also investigate the optimal static network and prove different lower bounds for the average communication cost based on graph cuts and on the empirical entropy of the communication pattern $\sigma$. From these lower bounds it follows, e.g., that SplayNets are optimal in scenarios where the requests follow a product distribution as well. Finally, this paper shows that in contrast to the Minimum Linear Arrangement problem which is generally NP-hard, the optimal static tree network can be computed in polynomial time for any guest graph, despite the exponentially large graph family. We complement our formal analysis with a small simulation study on a Facebook graph.
AU - Avin, Chen
AU - Häupler, Bernhard
AU - Lotker, Zvi
AU - Scheideler, Christian
AU - Schmid, Stefan
ID - 513
T2 - Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
TI - Locally Self-Adjusting Tree Networks
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AB - In this work we present the first scalable distributed information system,i.e., a system with low storage overhead, that is provably robust againstDenial-of-Service (DoS) attacks by a current insider. We allow acurrent insider to have complete knowledge about the information systemand to have the power to block any \epsilon-fraction of its serversby a DoS-attack, where \epsilon can be chosen up to a constant. The taskof the system is to serve any collection of lookup requests with at most oneper non-blocked server in an efficient way despite this attack. Previously,scalable solutions were only known for DoS-attacks of past insiders, where apast insider only has complete knowledge about some past time pointt_0 of the information system. Scheideler et al. (DISC 2007, SPAA 2009) showedthat in this case it is possible to design an information system so that anyinformation that was inserted or last updated after t_0 is safe against a DoS-attack. But their constructions would not work at all for a current insider. The key idea behindour IRIS system is to make extensive use of coding. More precisely, we presenttwo alternative distributed coding strategies with an at most logarithmicstorage overhead that can handle up to a constant fraction of blocked servers.
AU - Eikel, Martina
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 519
T2 - Proceedings of the 25th ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA)
TI - IRIS: A Robust Information System Against Insider DoS-Attacks
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AB - 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 add ress 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)) or bits (O(nlogn)) a node receives or sendscoincides with the lower bound, while ensuring only a linearruntime (O(n)) on the number of rounds.
AU - Kniesburges, Sebastian
AU - Koutsopoulos, Andreas
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 564
T2 - Proceedings of 20th International Colloqium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity (SIROCCO)
TI - A Deterministic Worst-Case Message Complexity Optimal Solution for Resource Discovery
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AB - An elementary h-route ow, for an integer h 1, is a set of h edge- disjoint paths between a source and a sink, each path carrying a unit of ow, and an h-route ow is a non-negative linear combination of elementary h-routeows. An h-route cut is a set of edges whose removal decreases the maximum h-route ow between a given source-sink pair (or between every source-sink pair in the multicommodity setting) to zero. The main result of this paper is an approximate duality theorem for multicommodity h-route cuts and ows, for h 3: The size of a minimum h-route cut is at least f=h and at most O(log4 k f) where f is the size of the maximum h-routeow and k is the number of commodities. The main step towards the proof of this duality is the design and analysis of a polynomial-time approximation algorithm for the minimum h-route cut problem for h = 3 that has an approximation ratio of O(log4 k). Previously, polylogarithmic approximation was known only for h-route cuts for h 2. A key ingredient of our algorithm is a novel rounding technique that we call multilevel ball-growing. Though the proof of the duality relies on this algorithm, it is not a straightforward corollary of it as in the case of classical multicommodity ows and cuts. Similar results are shown also for the sparsest multiroute cut problem.
AU - Kolman, Petr
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 476
IS - 2
JF - Theory of Computing Systems
TI - Towards Duality of Multicommodity Multiroute Cuts and Flows: Multilevel Ball-Growing
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AU - Dolev, Shlomi
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 1882
JF - Theor. Comput. Sci.
TI - Editorial for Algorithmic Aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks
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AB - We present Tiara — a self-stabilizing peer-to-peer network maintenance algorithm. Tiara is truly deterministic which allows it to achieve exact performance bounds. Tiara allows logarithmic searches and topology updates. It is based on a novel sparse 0-1 skip list. We then describe its extension to a ringed structure and to a skip-graph.Key words: Peer-to-peer networks, overlay networks, self-stabilization.
AU - Clouser, Thomas
AU - Nesterenko, Mikhail
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 574
JF - Theoretical Computer Science
TI - Tiara: A self-stabilizing deterministic skip list and skip graph
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AB - A left-to-right maximum in a sequence of n numbers s_1, …, s_n is a number that is strictly larger than all preceding numbers. In this article we present a smoothed analysis of the number of left-to-right maxima in the presence of additive random noise. We show that for every sequence of n numbers s_i ∈ [0,1] that are perturbed by uniform noise from the interval [-ε,ε], the expected number of left-to-right maxima is Θ(&sqrt;n/ε + log n) for ε>1/n. For Gaussian noise with standard deviation σ we obtain a bound of O((log3/2 n)/σ + log n).We apply our results to the analysis of the smoothed height of binary search trees and the smoothed number of comparisons in the quicksort algorithm and prove bounds of Θ(&sqrt;n/ε + log n) and Θ(n/ε+1&sqrt;n/ε + n log n), respectively, for uniform random noise from the interval [-ε,ε]. Our results can also be applied to bound the smoothed number of points on a convex hull of points in the two-dimensional plane and to smoothed motion complexity, a concept we describe in this article. We bound how often one needs to update a data structure storing the smallest axis-aligned box enclosing a set of points moving in d-dimensional space.
AU - Damerow, Valentina
AU - Manthey, Bodo
AU - Meyer auf der Heide, Friedhelm
AU - Räcke, Harald
AU - Scheideler, Christian
AU - Sohler, Christian
AU - Tantau, Till
ID - 579
IS - 3
JF - Transactions on Algorithms
TI - Smoothed analysis of left-to-right maxima with applications
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AB - Nanoparticles are getting more and more in the focus of the scientic community since the potential for the development of very small particles interacting with each other and completing medical and other tasks is getting bigger year by year. In this work we introduce a distributed local algorithm for arranging a set of nanoparticles on the discrete plane into specic geometric shapes, for instance a rectangle. The concept of a particle we use can be seen as a simple mobile robot with the following restrictions: it can only view the state of robots it is physically connected to, is anonymous, has only a constant size memory, can only move by using other particles as an anchor point on which it pulls itself alongside, and it operates in Look-Compute-Move cycles. The main result of this work is the presentation of a random distributed local algorithm which transforms any given connected set of particles into a particular geometric shape. As an example we provide a version of this algorithm for forming a rectangle with an arbitrary predened aspect ratio. To the best of our knowledge this is the rst work that considers arrangement problems for these types of robots.
AU - Drees, Maximilian
AU - Hüllmann (married name: Eikel), Martina
AU - Koutsopoulos, Andreas
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 581
T2 - Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
TI - Self-Organizing Particle Systems
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AB - This paper initiates the study of self-adjusting distributed data structures for networks. In particular, we present SplayNets: a binary search tree based network that is self-adjusting to routing request.We derive entropy bounds on the amortized routing cost and show that our splaying algorithm has some interesting properties.
AU - Schmid, Stefan
AU - Avin, Chen
AU - Scheideler, Christian
AU - Häupler, Bernhard
AU - Lotker, Zvi
ID - 625
T2 - Proceedings of the 26th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC)
TI - Brief Announcement: SplayNets - Towards Self-Adjusting Distributed Data Structures
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AB - Given an integer h, a graph G = (V;E) with arbitrary positive edge capacities and k pairs of vertices (s1; t1); (s2; t2); : : : ; (sk; tk), called terminals, an h-route cut is a set F µ E of edges such that after the removal of the edges in F no pair si ¡ ti is connected by h edge-disjoint paths (i.e., the connectivity of every si ¡ ti pair is at most h ¡ 1 in (V;E n F)). The h-route cut is a natural generalization of the classical cut problem for multicommodity °ows (take h = 1). The main result of this paper is an O(h722h log2 k)-approximation algorithm for the minimum h-route cut problem in the case that s1 = s2 = ¢ ¢ ¢ = sk, called the single source case. As a corollary of it we obtain an approximate duality theorem for multiroute multicom-modity °ows and cuts with a single source. This partially answers an open question posted in several previous papers dealing with cuts for multicommodity multiroute problems.
AU - Kolman, Petr
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 632
T2 - Proceedings of the 23th ACM SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA)
TI - Approximate Duality of Multicommodity Multiroute Flows and Cuts: Single Source Case
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TY - CONF
AU - Monien, Burkhard
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 1884
SN - 978-3-642-32819-0
T2 - Euro-Par 2012 Parallel Processing - 18th International Conference, Euro-Par 2012, Rhodes Island, Greece, August 27-31, 2012. Proceedings
TI - Selfish Distributed Optimization
VL - 7484
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AB - This article studies the construction of self-stabilizing topologies for distributed systems. While recent research has focused on chain topologies where nodes need to be linearized with respect to their identiers, we explore a natural and relevant 2-dimensional generalization. In particular, we present a local self-stabilizing algorithm DStab which is based on the concept of \local Delaunay graphs" and which forwards temporary edges in greedy fashion reminiscent of compass routing. DStab constructs a Delaunay graph from any initial connected topology and in a distributed manner in time O(n3) in the worst-case; if the initial network contains the Delaunay graph, the convergence time is only O(n) rounds. DStab also ensures that individual node joins and leaves aect a small part of the network only. Such self-stabilizing Delaunay networks have interesting applications and our construction gives insights into the necessary geometric reasoning that is required for higherdimensional linearization problems.Keywords: Distributed Algorithms, Topology Control, Social Networks
AU - Jacob, Riko
AU - Ritscher, Stephan
AU - Scheideler, Christian
AU - Schmid, Stefan
ID - 570
JF - Theoretical Computer Science
TI - Towards higher-dimensional topological self-stabilization: A distributed algorithm for Delaunay graphs
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AB - The design of ecient search structures for peer-to-peer systems has attracted a lot of attention in recent years. In this announcement we address the problem of nding the predecessor in a key set and present an ecient data structure called hashed Predecessor Patricia trie. Our hashed Predecessor Patricia trie supports PredecessorSearch(x) and Insert(x) and Delete(x) in O(log log u) hash table accesses when u is the size of the universe of the keys. That is the costs only depend on u and not the size of the data structure. One feature of our approach is that it only uses the lookup interface of the hash table and therefore hash table accesses may be realized by any distributed hash table (DHT).
AU - Kniesburges, Sebastian
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 626
T2 - Proceedings of the 26th International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC)
TI - Brief Announcement: Hashed Predecessor Patricia Trie - A Data Structure for Efficient Predecessor Queries in Peer-to-Peer Systems
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AB - Small-world networks have received significant attention because of their potential as models for the interaction networks of complex systems. Specifically, neither random networks nor regular lattices seem to be an adequate framework within which to study real-world complex systems such as chemical-reaction networks, neural networks, food webs, social networks, scientific-collaboration networks, and computer networks. Small-world networks provide some desired properties like an expected polylogarithmic distance between two processes in the network, which allows routing in polylogarithmic hops by simple greedy routing, and robustness against attacks or failures. By these properties, small-world networks are possible solutions for large overlay networks comparable to structured overlay networks like CAN, Pastry, Chord, which also provide polylogarithmic routing, but due to their uniform structure, structured overlay networks are more vulnerable to attacks or failures. In this paper we bring together a randomized process converging to a small-world network and a self-stabilization process so that a small-world network is formed out of any weakly connected initial state. To the best of our knowledge this is the first distributed self-stabilization process for building a small-world network.
AU - Kniesburges, Sebastian
AU - Koutsopoulos, Andreas
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 640
T2 - Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
TI - A Self-Stabilization Process for Small-World Networks
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AB - This paper initiates the formal study of a fundamental problem: How to efficiently allocate a shared communication medium among a set of K co-existing networks in the presence of arbitrary external interference? While most literature on medium access focuses on how to share a medium among nodes, these approaches are often either not directly applicable to co-existing networks as they would violate the independence requirement, or they yield a low throughput if applied to multiple networks. We present the randomized medium access (MAC) protocol COMAC which guarantees that a given communication channel is shared fairly among competing and independent networks, and that the available bandwidth is used efficiently. These performance guarantees hold in the presence of arbitrary external interference or even under adversarial jamming. Concretely, we show that the co-existing networks can use a Ω(ε2 min{ε, 1/poly(K)})-fraction of the non-jammed time steps for successful message transmissions, where ε is the (arbitrarily distributed) fraction of time which is not jammed.
AU - Richa, Andrea W.
AU - Scheideler, Christian
AU - Schmid, Stefan
AU - Zhang, Jin
ID - 623
T2 - Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM SIGACT-SIGOPS Symposium on Principles and Distributed Computing (PODC)
TI - Competitive and fair throughput for co-existing networks under adversarial interference
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TY - CONF
AU - Kniesburges, Sebastian
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 1899
SN - 978-3-642-19093-3
T2 - WALCOM: Algorithms and Computation - 5th International Workshop, WALCOM 2011, New Delhi, India, February 18-20, 2011. Proceedings
TI - Hashed Patricia Trie: Efficient Longest Prefix Matching in Peer-to-Peer Systems
VL - 6552
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AB - We present Corona, a deterministic self-stabilizing algorithm for skip list construction in structured overlay networks. Corona operates in the low-atomicity message-passing asynchronous system model. Corona requires constant process memory space for its operation and, therefore, scales well. We prove the general necessary conditions limiting the initial states from which a self-stabilizing structured overlay network in message-passing system can be constructed. The conditions require that initial state information has to form a weakly connected graph and it should only contain identiers that are present in the system. We formally describe Corona and rigorously prove that it stabilizes from an arbitrary initial state subject to the necessary conditions. We extend Corona to construct a skip graph.
AU - Nesterenko, Mikhail
AU - Mohd, Rizal
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 662
T2 - Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS)
TI - Corona: A Stabilizing Deterministic Message-Passing Skip List
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TY - CONF
AU - Kniesburges, Sebastian
AU - Koutsopoulos, Andreas
AU - Scheideler, Christian
ID - 1895
SN - 978-1-4503-0743-7
T2 - SPAA 2011: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures, San Jose, CA, USA, June 4-6, 2011 (Co-located with FCRC 2011)
TI - Re-Chord: a self-stabilizing chord overlay network
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TY - CONF
AU - W. Richa, Andrea
AU - Scheideler, Christian
AU - Schmid, Stefan
AU - Zhang, Jin
ID - 1891
SN - 978-0-7695-4364-2
T2 - 2011 International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 20-24, 2011
TI - Competitive and Fair Medium Access Despite Reactive Jamming
ER -