Comparing multilateral and bilateral exchange models for content distribution

Christina Aperjis, Michael J. Freedman, Ramesh Johari

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Abstract

Users of peer-to-peer systems are often incentivized to contribute their upload capacity in a bilateral manner: downloading is possible in return for uploading to the same peer (e.g., BitTorrent). An alternative is to use multilateral exchange to match user demand for content to available supply at other peers in the system. Multilateral exchange can be enabled through prices and a virtual currency. Monetary incentives have been previously proposed to incentivize uploading in P2P systems [1], [2], [3], [4]. We provide a formal comparison of P2P system designs based on bilateral exchange with those that enable multilateral exchange via a price-based market mechanism to match supply and demand. This work surveys and generalizes [5] and [6].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop on Networking and Information Theory, ITW 2009
Pages145-146
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop on Networking and Information Theory, ITW 2009 - Volos, Greece
Duration: Jun 10 2009Jun 12 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop on Networking and Information Theory, ITW 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop on Networking and Information Theory, ITW 2009
CountryGreece
CityVolos
Period6/10/096/12/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Communication

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    Aperjis, C., Freedman, M. J., & Johari, R. (2009). Comparing multilateral and bilateral exchange models for content distribution. In Proceedings - 2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop on Networking and Information Theory, ITW 2009 (pp. 145-146). [5158559] (Proceedings - 2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop on Networking and Information Theory, ITW 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/ITWNIT.2009.5158559