A payment-based incentive and service differentiation scheme for peer-to-peer streaming broadcast
Tan, G. and Jarvis, Stephen A.. (2008) A payment-based incentive and service differentiation scheme for peer-to-peer streaming broadcast. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 19 (7). pp. 940-953. ISSN 1045-9219Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPDS.2007.70778
We propose a novel payment-based incentive scheme for peer-to-peer (P2P) live media streaming. Using this approach, peers earn points by forwarding data to others. The data streaming is divided into fixed-length periods; during each of these periods, peers compete with each other for good parents (data suppliers) for the next period in a first-price-auction-like procedure using their points. We design a distributed algorithm to regulate peer competitions and consider various individual strategies for parent selection from a game-theoretic perspective. We then discuss possible strategies that can be used to maximize a peer’s expected media quality by planning different bids for its substreams. Finally, in order to encourage off-session users to remain online and continue contributing to the network, we develop an optimal data forwarding strategy that allows peers to accumulate points that can be used in future services. Simulation results show that the proposed methods effectively differentiate the media qualities received by peers making different contributions (which originate from, for example, different forwarding bandwidths or servicing times) and at the same time maintain high overall system performance.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Journal or Publication Title:||IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems|
|Page Range:||pp. 940-953|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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