Dear PODC community,

 

the October issue of the EATCS Bulletin is now available at

http://eatcs.org/images/bulletin/beatcs123.pdf

 

In the distributed computing column:

-          Ittai Abraham and Dahlia Malkhi present an interesting perspective on Blockchain consensus protocols, through the lens of distributed computing, and discuss the relationship to Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) protocols.

-          Carlos Baquero, Paulo SÚrgio Almeida, Alcino Cunha, and Carla Ferreira survey the mathematical structures and compositional properties of state-based replicated data types that support the management of eventually consistent, geo-replicated data.

 

Enjoy the new Bulletin!

 

Stefan

 

PS: If you are working on an emerging topic in distributed computing which you believe needs further attention in the community and is also of interest to a broader TCS readership (and the EATCS Bulletin), please feel free to contact me!