DIMACS: Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 1999; 160 pp; hardcover Volume: 45 ISBN10: 082180992X ISBN13: 9780821809921 List Price: US$47 Member Price: US$37.60 Order Code: DIMACS/45
 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 stateoftheart 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. Copublished with the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science beginning with Volume 8. Volumes 17 were copublished with the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM). Readership Graduate students, research mathematicians and engineers working in distributed computing and networking. Table of Contents  Y. Afek, Y. Mansour, and Z. Ostfeld  Virtualcredit: Efficient endtoend credit based flow control
 T. Anker, G. V. Chockler, D. Dolev, and I. Keidar  Scalable group membership services for novel applications
 O. M. Cheiner and A. A. Shvartsman  Implementing an eventuallyserializable data service as a distributed system building block
 D. Fotakis, G. Pantziou, G. Pentaris, and P. Spirakis  Frequency assignment in mobile and radio networks
 O. Gerstel  On limited wavelength conversion in optical ring networks
 G. Hjálmtýsson and K. K. Ramakrishnan  UNITEAn architecture for lightweight signaling in ATM networks
 M. Mavronicolas  Timingbased connection management
 D. L. Mills  Cryptographic authentication for realtime network protocols
 S. Zaks  Path layout in ATM networksA survey
