[LINK] Peering Metrics

Glen Turner gdt at gdt.id.au
Sun Jun 21 21:47:02 EST 2009

On 21/06/09 15:39, Tom Koltai wrote:
> Is anyone else working any where near this space ?

A paper should include a (often informal) literature review of
similar works, and what makes your work different and interesting.
I'm a bit worried your paper is said to be in "a position to
publish soon", and I fear that you may have underestimated the
amount of drudge work (eg: bibliography) still to do. It would be
wise to have a chat with your academic supervisor about the paper.

The economics of P2P networks have been pretty closely studied.
See the International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems at
which often contains economics papers. There has also been a
series of "Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems".
The journals of ACM SIGCOMM and ACM Electronic Commerce have
also published papers on the topic.

> We should be in a position to publish soon but was hoping for some peer
> review.

The papers committees of all of the above now routinely call
on external reviewers for specialist economics material, so
in addition to ensuring that the technical aspects are correct
the economic analysis should be spot-on. In particular, papers
without a good econometric or economic theory treatment
of the topic are increasingly difficult to get published in
first choice journals.

You should ensure that your argument in

   Estimation of the popularity of the file by attributing
   to each file the benefit of the resources attached to
   its presence on the network

is well supported by a theoretical argument and that econometric
tests of your hypothesis are shown.  Your argument is an unusual
definition of a demand function, and reviewers will expect support
for your definition. Equally, if you can support a modified demand
function than that is one of the contributions your paper will make
to the state of the art.

  Glen Turner

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