Team of HASLab researchers publishes article in Distributed Computing journal

Carlos Baquero, Paulo Sérgio Almeida and Paulo Jesus, researchers of the High-Assurance Software Laboratory (HASLab), have published an article entitled "Fault-tolerant aggregation: Flow-Updating meets Mass-Distribution" in Springer's Distributed Computing journal, one of the most prestigious journals in the field of Informatics and Computer Science.

The article, published in August 2017, presents a new data aggregation mechanism that allows a high degree of fault tolerance. This data aggregation mechanism allows monitoring the operation of sensor networks and other networked systems, which is advantageous for the efficiency of the process. 

The Distributed Computing journal is a reference publication in the area of theory of distributed algorithms and during its 30 years of existence, only two articles with Portuguese teams have been published in it. This journal selects 30 articles each year. Regular authors include recipients of the Turing Award, awarded by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to researchers with long-term fundamental contributions to computing.

It should be mentioned that this work resulted from a collaboration with researchers from Pace and Rutgers University. In addition, one of the lead authors, Paulo Jesus, did his PhD at HASLab and is currently an Oracle engineer at the MySQL team.