SLA as a Complementary Currency in Peer-2-Peer Markets

  • Ioan Petri
  • Omer Rana
  • Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6296)


Service Level Agreements (SLAs) provide a basis for establishing contractually binding interactions within Peer-2-Peer systems. Such SLAs are particularly useful when considering interactions in environments with limited trust between participants. Complementary currencies, on the other hand, have proven to be useful for facilitating exchange among selfish peers. We identify how an SLA can itself be used as a complementary currency to encourage resource sharing between peers. Our work demonstrates how an SLA can be used as a medium of exchange and used to establish a market for computational resources. The value of an SLA can vary based on demand for particular types of resources. Simulate a process of trade we investigate several economic indicators qualified for their significance in small economies. We demonstrate how the economic benefit (in terms of profit and loss) evolves based on varying levels of demand.


Service Level Agreement Protocol Execution Bankruptcy Rate Service Level Objective Future Generation Computer System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioan Petri
    • 1
  • Omer Rana
    • 2
  • Gheorghe Cosmin Silaghi
    • 1
  1. 1.Business Information SystemsBabes-Bolyai UniversityRomania
  2. 2.School of Computer Science & InformaticsCardiff UniversityUK

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