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A Unified Approach to Routing, Covering and Merging in Publish/Subscribe Systems Based on Modified Binary Decision Diagrams.

Middleware Syst. Res. Group, Toronto Univ., Ont.
DOI: 10.1109/ICDCS.2005.8 Conference: 25th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2005), 6-10 June 2005, Columbus, OH, USA
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ABSTRACT The challenge faced by content-based publish/subscribe systems is the ability to handle a vast amount of dynamic information with limited system resources. In current p/s systems, each subscription is processed in isolation. Neither relationships among individual subscriptions are exploited, nor historic information about subscriptions and publications is taken into account. We believe that this neglect limits overall system efficiency. In this paper, we represent subscriptions using modified binary decision diagrams (MBDs), and design an index data structure to maintain distinct predicates and manage associated Boolean variables. Our MBD-based approach can address, in a unified way, publication routing and subscription/advertisement covering and merging. We propose a novel covering algorithm based on MBDs. The algorithm can take historic information about subscription and publication populations into account and exploits relations between subscriptions. We explore merging, especially imperfect merging, and discuss an advertisement-based optimization applicable to subscription merging

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    • "In a sense, a general subscription aggregates the interests of the more specific ones it covers. The covering optimization has many benefits including smaller routing tables, fewer subscription propagations, and faster routing decisions [15], [14]. While algorithms to maintain the correctness of contentbased routing tables when using covering optimizations have 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 "
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    • "These support only equality comparisons. Li et al [6], [7] propose subscription covering, merging, and content matching algorithms based on a modified BDD representation in PADRES. XSiena [9] uses Bloom filters for subscription management and event forwarding, but as proven in [9], the complexity of subscription addition/removal is O(2 m ), where m is the number of bits required to store a condition in a subscription (i.e., filter in XSiena terminology). "
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