Efficient Free-Rider Detection Using Symmetric Overlays

TitleEfficient Free-Rider Detection Using Symmetric Overlays
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSilva, J., X. Vilaça, H. Miranda, and L. Rodrigues
Conference NameProceedings of the 14th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA'2015)
Conference LocationCambridge, MA, USA
ISBN Number978-1-5090-1848-2
KeywordsFree-riding, Image edge detection, Maintenance engineering, Monitoring, Overlay networks, Overlay-Networks, Peer-to-peer, Peer-to-peer computing, Protocols, Streaming, Topology

Edge-computing is one of the most promising techniques to leverage the excess capacity that exists at users' premises. Unfortunately, it may be vulnerable to free-riding, i.e., To nodes that attempt to benefit from the infrastructure without providing any service in return. In this short paper we address free-riding in the context of edge-assisted streaming and propose the use of carefully crafted symmetric overlays to support message dissemination and efficient free-rider detection.