Bulletin of the Technical Committee on


March 2016 Vol. 39 No. 1   IEEE Computer Society


Letter from the Editor-in-Chief   David Lomet 1
Letter from the Special Issue Editor   Bettina Kemme 2

Special Issue on Data Consistency across Research Communities

The Many Faces of Consistency   Marcos K. Aguilera, Douglas B. Terry 3
Trade-offs in Replicated Systems   Rachid Guerraoui, Matej Pavlovic, Dragos-Adrian Seredinschi 14
When Is Operation Ordering Required in Replicated Transactional Storage?    
    Irene Zhang, Naveen Kr. Sharma, Adriana Szekeres, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Dan R. K. Ports 27
Eventually Returning to Strong Consistency   Marko Vukolić 39
Abstract Specifications for Weakly Consistent Data   Sebastian Burckhardt,Jonathan Protzenko 45
Representation without Taxation: A Uniform, Low-Overhead, and High-Level Interface to Eventually Consistent    
Key-Value Stores   KC Sivaramakrishnan, Gowtham Kaki, Suresh Jagannathan 52
Ovid: A Software-Defined Distributed Systems Framework to support Consistency and Change    
    Deniz Altinbüken, Robbert van Renesse 65
Geo-Replication: Fast If Possible, Consistent If Necessary    
    Valter Balegas, Cheng Li, Mahsa Najafzadeh, Daniel Porto, Allen Clement, Sérgio Duarte, Carla  
    Ferreira, Johannes Gehrke, João Leitão, Nuno Preguiça, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Marc Shapiro, Viktor Vafeiadis 81
Strong Consistency at Scale   Carlos Eduardo Bezerra, Le Long Hoang, Fernando Pedone 93

Announcements and Notices

ICDE 2016 Conference   104
TCDE Membership Form   backcover