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Bocek, T; Hecht, F V; Hausheer, D; Peric, D; Stiller, B (2009). Incentives for Voting-based Quality Control and Document Storage in P2P Collaboration Systems. In: 18th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE 2009), Groningen, The Netherlands, 29 June 2009 - 29 June 2009, 146-147.

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Abstract

Peer-to-peer (P2P) systems achieve scalability, fault tolerance, and load balancing, while effectively reducing infrastructure cost compared to client/server systems. For large wiki-based collaboration systems these characteristics can be beneficial as well. However, a fully decentralized P2P-based collaboration system requires appropriate incentives for users to (a) contribute resources for storing and providing documents, and (b) to participate in collaborative control mechanisms for keeping content quality at a high level. Therefore, this position paper proposes a score-based incentive scheme for voting-based quality control and document storage in a P2P-based collaboration system. The approach is based on the PeerVote mechanism, which enables users to vote on content modifications. In order to encourage peers to store and vote on documents, each peer is assigned a score related to its contribution. Peers have an incentive to achieve a high score, as only this allows them to create and approve new documents. The proposed scheme is resistant to fraud, since the score of a peer can be verified by any other peer.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
DDC:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:29 June 2009
Deposited On:12 Aug 2009 07:03
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 16:54
Publisher:IEEE Computer Society Press
ISSN:1524-4547
ISBN:978-0-7695-3683-5
Additional Information:© 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Publisher DOI:10.1109/WETICE.2009.43

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