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Adaptive Approaches for Data Dissemination in Unstructured Networks

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In this paper the authors study the performance of gossip protocols for data dissemination in unstructured networks. More in detail, the goal is to propose a methodology for the assessment of such kind of protocols and to evaluate new methods for data dissemination that are based on adaptive approaches. In particular, they show that gossip algorithms may be effectively used to disseminate updates in many systems such as the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) video conferencing, in which messages are disseminated through an overlay network. The proposed scheme exploits the typical behavior of such kind of systems to tune the data dissemination.

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