Epistemic Protocols for Distributed Gossiping

Krzysztof R. Apt
(Centrum Wiskunde Informatica)
Davide Grossi
(University of Liverpool)
Wiebe van der Hoek
(University of Liverpool)

Gossip protocols aim at arriving, by means of point-to-point or group communications, at a situation in which all the agents know each other's secrets. We consider distributed gossip protocols which are expressed by means of epistemic logic. We provide an operational semantics of such protocols and set up an appropriate framework to argue about their correctness. Then we analyze specific protocols for complete graphs and for directed rings.

In R Ramanujam: Proceedings Fifteenth Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK 2015), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, June 4-6, 2015, Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 215, pp. 51–66.
Published: 23rd June 2016.

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