Campus Units

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

11th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS'05)

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Link to Published Version

https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPADS.2005.157

Publication Date

2005

Journal or Book Title

11th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS'05)

Volume

1

First Page

244

Last Page

249

DOI

10.1109/ICPADS.2005.157

Conference Title

11th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS'05)

Conference Date

July 20-22, 2005

City

Fukuoka, Japan

Abstract

In this paper we use game theory to study nodes' behavior in peer-to-peer networks when nodes receive service based on their reputation. Reputation is used as a mechanism to incentivize nodes to share resources and provide services to others. The probability of a node obtaining service is directly proportional to its current reputation, and the only way to enhance reputation is by serving others. Thus, the problem of free-riding is minimized. Game theory can be used by individual selfish nodes to determine their optimal strategy for participation level in such a system. Moreover, game theory gives us interesting insight into the overall nature of nodes' interactions and system efficiency, and how system efficiency can be improved.

Comments

This is a manuscript of a proceeding published as Gupta, Rohit, and Arun K. Somani. "Game theory as a tool to strategize as well as predict nodes' behavior in peer-to-peer networks." In 11th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS'05), vol. 1, pp. 244-249. IEEE, 2005. DOI: 10.1109/ICPADS.2005.157. Posted with permission.

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Language

en

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