Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science


Computer Science

First Committee Member

Lawrence L. Larmore

Number of Pages



We propose a self-stabilizing protocol for anonymous oriented bi-directional rings of any size under unfair distributed schedulers with a leader. The protocol is a randomized self-stabilizing, meaning that starting from an arbitrary configuration it converges (with probability 1) in finite time to a legitimate configuration (i.e. global system state) without the need for explicit exception handler of backward recovery. A fault may throw the system into an illegitimate configuration, but the system will autonomously resume a legitimate configuration, by regarding the current illegitimate configuration as an initial configuration, if the fault is transient. A self-stabilizing system thus tolerates any kind and any finite number of transient faults. The protocol can be used to implement an unfair distributed mutual exclusion in any ring topology network; Keywords: self-stabilizing protocol, anonymous oriented bi-directional ring, unfair distributed schedulers. Ring topology network, non-uniform and anonymous network, self-stabilization, fault tolerance, legitimate configuration.


Anonymous; Directional; Distributed; Leader; Oriented; Protocol; Rings; Schedulers; Self; Stabilizing; Under; Unfair

Controlled Subject

Computer science

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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