An epidemiological model for file-sharing with BitTorrent-like incentives

The case of a fixed peer population

G. Kesidis, Y. Jin, B. Mortazavi, Panagiotis Takis 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. ©2006 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
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Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event49th IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 27 Nov 20061 Dec 2006
Conference number: 49

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Conference49th IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2006
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period27/11/061/12/06

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Kesidis, G., Jin, Y., Mortazavi, B., & Konstantopoulos, P. 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 https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2006.430
Kesidis, G. ; Jin, Y. ; Mortazavi, B. ; Konstantopoulos, Panagiotis Takis. / An epidemiological model for file-sharing with BitTorrent-like incentives : The case of a fixed peer population. IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference. 2006.
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Kesidis, G, Jin, Y, Mortazavi, B & Konstantopoulos, PT 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. 49th IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2006, San Francisco, CA, United States, 27/11/06. https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2006.430

An epidemiological model for file-sharing with BitTorrent-like incentives : The case of a fixed peer population. / Kesidis, G.; Jin, Y.; Mortazavi, B.; Konstantopoulos, Panagiotis Takis.

IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference. 2006.

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Kesidis G, Jin Y, Mortazavi B, Konstantopoulos PT. 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. 2006 https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2006.430