@inproceedings{6931,
abstract = {Consider a distributed system with n processors out of which f can be Byzantine faulty. In the
approximate agreement task, each processor i receives an input value xi and has to decide on an
output value yi such that
1. the output values are in the convex hull of the non-faulty processors’ input values,
2. the output values are within distance d of each other.
Classically, the values are assumed to be from an m-dimensional Euclidean space, where m ≥ 1.
In this work, we study the task in a discrete setting, where input values with some structure
expressible as a graph. Namely, the input values are vertices of a finite graph G and the goal is to
output vertices that are within distance d of each other in G, but still remain in the graph-induced
convex hull of the input values. For d = 0, the task reduces to consensus and cannot be solved with
a deterministic algorithm in an asynchronous system even with a single crash fault. For any d ≥ 1,
we show that the task is solvable in asynchronous systems when G is chordal and n > (ω + 1)f,
where ω is the clique number of G. In addition, we give the first Byzantine-tolerant algorithm for a
variant of lattice agreement. For synchronous systems, we show tight resilience bounds for the exact
variants of these and related tasks over a large class of combinatorial structures.},
author = {Nowak, Thomas and Rybicki, Joel},
booktitle = {33rd International Symposium on Distributed Computing},
keyword = {consensus, approximate agreement, Byzantine faults, chordal graphs, lattice agreement},
location = {Budapest, Hungary},
pages = {29:1----29:17},
publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
title = {{Byzantine approximate agreement on graphs}},
doi = {10.4230/LIPICS.DISC.2019.29},
volume = {146},
year = {2019},
}