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Studies in Systems, Decision and Control

Co-utility

Theory and Applications

Editors: Domingo-Ferrer, Josep, Sánchez, David (Eds.)

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  • Covers the theory, applications, and ethical aspects of co-utility Includes distributed reputation systems over the Internet, privacy in the information society, the collaborative economy, environmental economy, and smart mobility Introduces co-utility as the rational cooperation among rational agents that are part of distributed systems, and who are involved in games where the best strategy for each agent is to help another agent achieve his or her best outcome Evolved from presentations at the 1st Co-Utility Workshop, held in Tarragona, Spain, on March 10–11, 2016

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This book explores the theoretical foundations of co-utility as well as its application to a number of areas, including distributed reputation management, anonymous keyword search, collaborative data anonymization, digital oblivion, peer-to-peer (P2P) content distribution, ridesharing for sustainable mobility, environmental economy, business model design and the collaborative economy. It evolved from presentations at the 1st Co-Utility Workshop, "held in Tarragona, Spain, on March 10–11, 2016."
 How can we guarantee that a global society without a common legal framework operates smoothly? If generosity, honesty and helpfulness do not arise spontaneously, one approach would be to design transactions so that helping others remains the best rational option. This is precisely the goal of co-utility, which can be defined in game-theoretic terms as any interaction between peers in which the best option for a player to maximize her or his utility is to make sure the other players also enjoy a fair share of utility (for example, functionality, security or privacy). Therefore, a protocol or mechanism designed using the co-utility principle ensures that helping others is the best rational option, even if players are selfish.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Co-utility: Designing Self-enforcing and Mutually Beneficial Protocols

    Pages 3-15

    Domingo-Ferrer, Josep (et al.)

  • Incentive-Based Co-utility: Co-utile Reputation Management

    Pages 17-32

    Domingo-Ferrer, Josep (et al.)

  • On the Different Forms of Individual and Group Strategic Behavior, and Their Impact on Efficiency

    Pages 33-48

    Barberà, Salvador (et al.)

  • Co-utile P2P Anonymous Keyword Search

    Pages 51-70

    Domingo-Ferrer, Josep (et al.)

  • Co-utile Enforcement of Digital Oblivion

    Pages 71-85

    Domingo-Ferrer, Josep

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60234-9
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60233-2
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Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86813-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Co-utility
Book Subtitle
Theory and Applications
Editors
  • Josep Domingo-Ferrer
  • David Sánchez
Series Title
Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
Series Volume
110
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60234-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60234-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60233-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86813-4
Series ISSN
2198-4182
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 216
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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