A Willing-to-Share Based Incentive Mechanism for File Sharing P2P Networks

@article{Sun2006AWB,
  title={A Willing-to-Share Based Incentive Mechanism for File Sharing P2P Networks},
  author={Liang Sun and Shiduan Cheng and Yu Lin and Wendong Wang},
  journal={2006 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design},
  year={2006},
  pages={1-6}
}
In peer-to-peer file sharing networks, files can be regarded as public goods. Based on the economic game theory, we firstly analyze the performance of file sharing in P2P networks in this paper, and demonstrate that being free-rider is the best strategy for most users without external incentives. Furthermore, another factor is considered in our research that each user has its own willingness to share the file resources (willing-to-share) which is his private information unobserved by other… CONTINUE READING