Game Theoretical Study of LiveShift Using Congestion Games

State: completed by Simon Poltier

The goal of this thesis is to conduct a study of the strategic behavior of peers in the P2P live and on-demand video streaming software LiveShift, and to quantify the outcome of this behavior in terms of social welfare. The final contribution of this work should be a comparative analysis between an optimal situation and a realistic situation in the LiveShift system, considering peers to be rational and selfish.

50% Modeling, 25% Design, 25% Implementation

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller, Dr. Thomas Bocek

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