Incentive mechanism for peer-to-peer media streaming

  title={Incentive mechanism for peer-to-peer media streaming},
  author={Ahsan Habib and John C.-I. Chuang},
  journal={Twelfth IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Service, 2004. IWQOS 2004.},
We propose a rank-based peer-selection mechanism for peer-to-peer media streaming systems. The mechanism provides incentives for cooperation through service differentiation. Contributors to the system are rewarded with flexibility and choice in peer selection, resulting in high quality streaming sessions. Free-riders are given limited options in peer selection, if any, and hence receive low quality streaming. Through simulation and wide-area measurement studies, we verify that the mechanism can… CONTINUE READING
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