Date Added: Nov 2009
Recently, there have been a lot of research efforts on Peer-To-Peer (P2P) live streaming services. P2P systems can be easily deployed since a participating peer's resources (i.e., upload link bandwidth) can be exploited to distribute contents. However, how to adapt to leaving peers and how to encourage peers to contribute resources voluntarily are still challenging issues. In this paper, the authors propose Climber, an adaptive P2P live streaming system with incentives for resilience. Climber is based on the hybrid structure of a tree and a mesh, so as to achieve self-improvement and adaptation to users' dynamic joining and leaving.