ZP-accountable networked systems

Zhifeng Xiao, Yang Xiao

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

15 Scopus citations


In this paper, we explore a quantitative approach to accountable networked systems. We propose P-Accountability, a novel concept and general metric, to assess the degree of system accountability. As a preliminary case study, we apply P-Accountability to PeerReview [1], an accountable distributed system. A quantitative relation between P-Accountability and message loss probability is given. We re-evaluate PeerReview with the notion of P-Accountability; the results show that network dynamics will affect P-Accountability and that PeerReview is not able to achieve perfect accountability in a realistic network when message loss is not avoidable. The purpose of this paper is to present early research results in the particularly interesting and innovative field of P-accountability research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationINFOCOM 2010 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops
StatePublished - 2010
EventIEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM 2010 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2010Mar 19 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X


OtherIEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this