Title

Using incentives to analyze social web services’ behaviors

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Abstract

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. This paper discusses how incentives allow social networks to attract more members and reward those that are honest by retaining them. These members referred to as social Web services process users’ requests in return for a certain usage fee and also expose certain behaviors in return of the incentives they receive. The usage fee is linked to a performance level that the social Web service needs to maintain at run time. In the case of any discrepancy between the usage fee and performance level the social Web service is expected to compensate users. However the compensation might not always take place. Simulation results illustrate why honesty is rewarding for social Web services, which has a positive impact on both their performance and the performance of the networks to which they belong.

ISBN

9783319203690

ISSN

0302-9743

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Volume

9051

First Page

148

Last Page

160

Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Honesty, Incentive, Social network, Social web service

Scopus ID

84948971951

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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