I am pleased to announce the publication of two new books pertinent to distributed computing theory:

Cooperative Task-Oriented Computing: Algorithms and Complexity
by Chryssis Georgiou (University of Cyprus) and Alexander A. Shvartsman (University of Connecticut)

Table of Contents: Introduction / Distributed Cooperation and Adversity / Paradigms and Techniques / Shared-Memory Algorithms / Message-Passing Algorithms / The Do-All

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New Models for Population Protocols
Othon Michail, Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, and Paul G. Spirakis (Research Academic Computer Technology Institute)

Table of Contents: Population Protocols / The Computational Power of Population Protocols / Enhancing the model / Mediated Population Protocols and Symmetry / Passively Mobile Machines that Use Restricted Space / Conclusions and Open Research Directions / Acronyms / Authors' Biographies

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