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ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 13 Issue 3, May 2014

Dissecting Darknets: Measurement and Performance Analysis
Xiaowen Chu, Xiaowei Chen, Adele Lu Jia, Johan A. Pouwelse, Dick H. J. Epema
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/2611527

BitTorrent (BT) plays an important role in Internet content distribution. Because public BTs suffer from the free-rider problem, Darknets are becoming increasingly popular, which use Sharing Ratio Enforcement to increase their efficiency. We...

Microcomputations as Micropayments in Web-based Services
Ghassan O. Karame, Aurélien Francillon, Victor Budilivschi, Srdjan Čapkun, Vedran Čapkun
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/2611526

In this article, we propose a new micropayment model for nonspecialized commodity web-services based on microcomputations. In our model, a user that wishes to access online content (offered by a website) does not need to register or pay to access...

Cheating in Online Games: A Social Network Perspective
Jeremy Blackburn, Nicolas Kourtellis, John Skvoretz, Matei Ripeanu, Adriana Iamnitchi
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2602570

Online gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry that entertains a large, global population. One unfortunate phenomenon, however, poisons the competition and spoils the fun: cheating. The costs of cheating span from industry-supported expenditures...

Cost-Aware Cloud Bursting for Enterprise Applications
Tian Guo, Upendra Sharma, Prashant Shenoy, Timothy Wood, Sambit Sahu
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2602571

The high cost of provisioning resources to meet peak application demands has led to the widespread adoption of pay-as-you-go cloud computing services to handle workload fluctuations. Some enterprises with existing IT infrastructure employ a hybrid...