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    A game-theoretic analysis of cooperation in anonymity networks

    Yang, Mu and Sassone, V. and Hamadou, S. (2012) A game-theoretic analysis of cooperation in anonymity networks. In: Principles of Security and Trust, 24 Mar - 1 Apr 2012, Tallinn, Estonia.

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    Anonymity systems are of paramount and growing importance in communication networks. They rely on users to cooperate to the realisation of an effective anonymity service. Yet, existing systems are marred by the action of ‘selfish’ free-loaders, so that several cooperation incentives are being proposed. We propose a game-theoretic model of incentives in anonymity networks based on parametric utility functions, which make it flexible, adaptable and realistic. We then use the framework to analyse the cost of cooperation and the performance of the gold-star incentive scheme in the Crowds protocol.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Nash Equilibrium, Equilibrium Point, Mixed Strategy, Malicious User, Forwarding Path
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Mu Yang
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2022 13:06
    Last Modified: 04 Oct 2022 13:06


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