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.
Virtual-credit: Efficient end-to-end credit based flow control by Y. Afek, Y. Mansour, and Z. Ostfeld Scalable group membership services for novel applications by T. Anker, G. V. Chockler, D. Dolev, and I. Keidar Implementing an eventually-serializable data service as a distributed system building block by O. M. Cheiner and A. A. Shvartsman Frequency assignment in mobile and radio networks by D. Fotakis, G. Pantziou, G. Pentaris, and P. Spirakis On limited wavelength conversion in optical ring networks by O. Gerstel UNITE-An architecture for lightweight signaling in ATM networks by G. Hjalmtysson and K. K. Ramakrishnan Timing-based connection management by M. Mavronicolas Cryptographic authentication for real-time network protocols by D. L. Mills Path layout in ATM networks-A survey by S. Zaks.