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A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Cooperation in Anonymity Networks

Yang, Mu, Sassone, Vladimiro and Hamadou, Sardaouna, Degano, Pierpaolo and Guttman, Joshua(eds.) (2012) A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Cooperation in Anonymity Networks Proceedings of Principles of Security and Trust, POST 2012 (a member of ETAPS 2012), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (ARCoSS)

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Abstract

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.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 January 2012
Additional Information: Event Dates: March 2012
Venue - Dates: Conference on Principles of Security and Trust, POST 2012 (member of ETAPS 2012), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ARCoSS, Estonia, 2012-03-01
Keywords: anonymity privacy security
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 273091
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/273091
PURE UUID: 48e27f63-b443-442c-a712-e521349299c4

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Date deposited: 04 Jan 2012 11:34
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:16

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Author: Mu Yang
Author: Vladimiro Sassone
Author: Sardaouna Hamadou
Editor: Pierpaolo Degano
Editor: Joshua Guttman

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