att_abstract={Previous studies of peer-to-peer (P2P) video-on-demand (VoD) are performed separately from studies utilizing adaptive
bit rate video since the techniques seemingly tackle orthogonal goals. Additionally, previous policies used by P2P VoD do
not account for viewer abandonment of video during download and playback. Through analysis, we show that the popularity
of a P2P swarm and seed staying time significantly affects the achievable per-receiver download rate. Specifically,
we identify conditions under which popularity affects swarm efficiency, contradicting a typical misconception in previous
work, and we show that abandonment under these previous policies significantly increases playback interruptions. In
light of these observations, we propose Joint-Family, a protocol that supports HTTP-based adaptive bitrate streaming for
on-demand videos using P2P techniques. Joint-Family accounts for user video viewing behavior, such as abandonment,
to improve the quality of experience for the viewer. Peers in Joint-Family simultaneously participate in multiple swarms
to exchange chunks of different bitrates. Joint-Family takes advantage of abandonment by converting peers to “partial
seeds”; this increases system capacity. Joint-Family adopts chunk, bitrate, and peer selection policies that minimize
occurrence of interruptions in the presence of abandonment while delivering high quality video and improving the total
capacity of the system. Using traces from a large-scale commercial VoD service, we compare Joint-Family with existing
approaches for P2P VoD and show that viewers in Joint-Family enjoy higher playback rates with minimal interruption,
irrespective of video popularity.},
	att_authors={kh721e, vg7777, rj2124},
	att_copyright_notice={The definitive version was published in Elsevier Journal on Computer Networks. {{, 2016-09-01}}
	att_tags={Peer-to-peer video-on-demand,  HTTP adaptive streaming,  viewer engagement,  abandonment},
	author={Kyung-wook Hwang AND Vijay Gopalakrishnan AND Rittwik Jana AND Seungjoon Lee AND Vishal Misra AND K. K. Ramakrishnan AND Dan Rubenstein},
	institution={{Elsevier Journal on Computer Networks}},
	title={{Joint-Family: Adaptive BitRate Video-on-Demand Streaming over Peer-to-Peer
Networks with Realistic Abandonment Patterns.}},