Title : Data Production
Code : 1
Responsible : Asap
Activities : Consistency and Programming
Start Date : 2014-06-01
End Date : 2017-02-28
Objectives : The model advocated by SocioPlug departs fundamentally from the usual peer-to-peer systems considered for collaborative applications. Until now, solutions have been mainly designed to operate in the presence of high levels of churn (nodes leaving and joining the network), communication failures, and other network issues. Because SocioPlug assumes a swarm of continuously “on” home-based computers, it offers a new kind of environment that is highly decentralized yet relatively stable, and has therefore a strong potential for ground breaking approaches.
Unfortunately, designing, programming, and maintaining plug-based social services is not yet well understood. A large number of decentralised social services (e.g., for recommendation, search, query extension) have already been proposed, but these services only consider immutable data, with no or very little consistency requirements. These services are also optimised for high-churn environments. By contrast, our objective is to expand this earlier works to mutable data, and leverage the low-churn characteristics of plugs to achieve this goal.
Scientific Challenges : Three main challenges has been identified:
|description||Dec. 2013 + months|
|D11||Survey: Weak consistency in social networks||15|
|D12||Report: Modular quasi-causal data structures||22|
|D13||Report: Protocols for emergent localities||30|
|Task11||Quasi-causal data structures|