Coalition Formation in P2P File Sharing Systems

  title={Coalition Formation in P2P File Sharing Systems},
  author={Mar{\'i}a-Victoria Belmonte and Ricardo Conejo and Manuel D{\'i}az and Jos{\'e}-Luis P{\'e}rez-de-la-Cruz},
P2P file sharing systems are distributed systems consisting of interconnected nodes able to self-organize in networks, with the purpose of sharing content. Recent empirical studies have shown that they suffer from freeloaders, that is, peers that consume many more resources or content than they contribute. In this paper we propose a coalition formation based incentive mechanism for P2P file sharing systems that improves the system performance for the coalition participant peers. In addition, it… CONTINUE READING

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