Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Kaune

Phone: +49-6151-166138
Location: S3|20 213

Email: Sebastian.Kaune@...

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Research Area

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) systems

  • Pricing and incentive management
  • Fairness, performance and availability issues in P2P-based content delivery networks
  • Large-scale measurements in P2P Systems
  • Benchmarking  methodologies for P2P Systems
  • Simulation frameworks for large-scale P2P Systems


Recent Works

  • Enabling Resilient P2P Video Streaming: Survey and Analysis. Osama Abboud, Konstantin Pussep, Aleksandra Kovacevic, Katharina Mohr, Sebastian Kaune, Ralf Steinmetz, In: Multimedia Systems '11 

  • Is Content Publishing in BitTorrent Altruistic or Profit-Driven? Ruben Cuevas, Michal Kryczka, Angel Cuevas, Sebastian Kaune, Reza Rejaie, Carmen Guerrero. CoNext '10

  • Unraveling BitTorrent's File Unavailability: Measurements and Analysis. Sebastian Kaune, Ruben Cuevas, Gareth Tyson, Andreas Mauthe, Carmen Guerrero and Ralf Steinmetz. P2P '10

  • The Seeder Promotion Problem: Measurements, Analysis and Solution Space. Sebastian Kaune, Gareth Tyson, Konstantin Pussep, Andreas Mauthe, Aleksandra Kovacevic and Ralf Steinmetz.  ICCCN '10 



  • Best Paper Award for ”Understanding BitTorrent’s Suitability in Various Applications an Environments”, IEEE COMP2P 2008
  • Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) with distinction (summa cum laude)


Selected Scientific Activities

  • ACM Multimedia 2011 (Media transport and sharing),  TPC Member
  • Rational, Secure and private ad-hoc members (RASEP’11), PC Member
  • ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMCCAP), Reviewer since 2011
  • Elsevier Computer Networks Journal, Reviewer since 2008 

Research Topics

Distributed Incentive System


Performance and Availability in Peer-to-Peer Content Distribution Systems: A Case for a Multilateral Incentive Approach

February 10, 2011 – Dissertation Defense (public)

Lecturer : Sebastian Kaune

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Organiser: TU Darmstadt

Event: Phd Defense