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Cooperation in P2P Systems through Sociological Incentive Patterns

Kaune, Sebastian and Pussep, Konstantin and Tyson, Gareth and Mauthe, Andreas and Steinmetz, Ralf (2008) Cooperation in P2P Systems through Sociological Incentive Patterns. In: Self-organizing systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 10-22. ISBN 978-3-540-92156-1

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Abstract

While the performance of peer-to-peer (p2p) systems largely depend on the cooperation of the member nodes, there is an inherent conflict between the individuals’ self interest and the communal social welfare. In this regard, many interesting parallels between p2p systems and cooperation in human societies can be drawn. On the one hand, human societies are organized around a certain level of altruistic behavior. Whilst, on the other hand, individuals tend to overuse public goods, if they are free to do so. This paper proposes a new incentive scheme that extracts and modifies sociological incentive patterns, based on the Tragedy of Commons analogy, to work efficiently in a p2p environment. It is shown through simulations that this scheme encourages honest peers whilst successfully blocking non-contributors.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 41915
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2008 14:47
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 02:33
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/41915

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