Monday, December 22, 2008

IEICE Transactions on Communications: Special Section on Peer to Peer Networking Technology

The IEICE Transactions on Communications issued a special section on Peer to Peer networking technology with the following papers:
  • A Remedy for Network Operators against Increasing P2P Traffic: Enabling Packet Cache for P2P Applications. In this paper the authors propose a network layer packet-level caching for reducing the volume of emerging P2P traffic but transparently to the P2P applications. However, doesn't this need a tight cooperation with the network provider (or ISP) which isn't that easy in case of P2P traffic?
  • Incentive Mechanism for P2P Content Sharing over Heterogenous Access Network. An incentive mechanism called EMOTIVER assign rewards to users according to their access network used.
  • CAT: A Cost-Aware BitTorrent. In this paper the authors propose to utilize inexpensive inter-ISP connections in order to reduce the networking costs but, again, this requires interaction with the ISP...
  • An Analytical and Experimental Study of Super-Seeding in BitTorrent-Like P2P Networks. In this paper, the authors present an analytical and experimental study over the performance of super-seeding scheme with the aim to provide answers to the following questions: whether and how much super-seeding saves uploading cost, whether the overall downloading time is decreased by super-seeding, and in which circumstances super-seeding performs worse. The experiments have been performed on 250 PlanetLab nodes.
  • Improving Success Ratio of Object Search in Highly-Dynamic Mobile P2P Networks. Improves the usage of P2P technology in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANETs) to help finding the right objects. Evaluation by simulation...
  • Peer-to-Peer Based Fast File Dissemination in UMTS Network. Sounds interesting too but also "only" simulations. I wonder how this works in a real world testbed...
  • Cheatproof Dual-Tree Application-Level Multicast for Bulk Data Distribution. Also, in this paper simulation results show that their protocol outperforms the existing protocol from the view point of throughput and resource utilization against member cheating.
An interesting issue but unfortunately no paper addresses issues related to streaming media in P2P networks which, I think, is one of the most exciting topics right now...
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