Stay or Go? Participation in Under-Provisioned Video Streams
Source: University of Maryland
The authors consider the problem of choosing whether or not to participate in a video streaming session under the condition that there is insufficient upload capacity to serve all peers. This paper explores the connections between this problem and that of market entry. The fundamental difference arises from a lack of a centralized coordinator. In end-system multicast, peers' decisions must be based on local policy and observations.