An epidemiological model for file-sharing with BitTorrent-like incentives: The case of a fixed peer population

G. Kesidis, Y. Jin, B. Mortazavi, T. Konstantopoulos

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Abstract

Bit Torrent is a popular peer-to-peer file-sharing network that employs transaction-level incentives, i.e., typically two files are swapped for each transaction between peers. Also, larger files are segmented into "chunks" that are the subject of individual transactions. In this paper, we give a simple deterministic stratified epidemiological models of the dissemination of a single popular file in peer-to-peer file-sharing networks that employ BitTorrent-like incentives. We then use this simple model to evaluate the effect of these incentives by comparison with a system does not segment files and always involves only a single file transfer per transaction, i.e., involves a client-peer and server-peer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

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NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

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OtherIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period11/27/0612/1/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kesidis, G., Jin, Y., Mortazavi, B., & Konstantopoulos, T. (2006). An epidemiological model for file-sharing with BitTorrent-like incentives: The case of a fixed peer population. In IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference [4151060] (GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2006.430