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A communication endpoint is a type of communication network node. It is an interface exposed by a communicating party or by a communication channel. An example of the latter type of a communication endpoint is a publish-subscribe topic [1] or a group in group communication systems.[2]

A communication endpoint is a discoverable node of communication whose scope may be varied to narrow or broaden the discovery zone. Endpoints facilitate a standard programmable layer of abstraction whereby heterogeneous software systems and/or subsystems may communicate with each other and that the means of communication are decoupled from the communicating subsystems.

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  1. ^ Tao, Ran; Stefan Poslad; John Bigham (2013). Resilient Delay Sensitive Load Management in Environment Crisis Messaging Systems. International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications (ICSNC). pp. 6–11.
  2. ^ Chockler, Gregory; Idit Keidar; Roman Vitenberg (2001). "Group communication specifications: a comprehensive study". ACM Computing Surveys. 33 (4): 427–469. CiteSeerX doi:10.1145/503112.503113.