Incentive Mechanism Design for Heterogeneous Peer-to-Peer Networks: A Stackelberg Game Approach

@article{Kang2015IncentiveMD,
  title={Incentive Mechanism Design for Heterogeneous Peer-to-Peer Networks: A Stackelberg Game Approach},
  author={Xin Kang and Yongdong Wu},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing},
  year={2015},
  volume={14},
  pages={1018-1030}
}
With high scalability, high video streaming quality, and low bandwidth requirement, peer-to-peer (P2P) systems have become a popular way to exchange files and deliver multimedia content over the internet. However, current P2P systems are suffering from “free-riding” due to the peers' selfish nature. In this paper, we propose a credit-based incentive mechanism to encourage peers to cooperate with each other in a heterogeneous network consisting of wired and wireless peers. The proposed mechanism… CONTINUE READING
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