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Advanced Internet Charging and QoS Technology


 Next Event: 



 Associated Workshop of IEEE CNSM 2013

  Zurich, Switzerland, October 2013


  Call for Papers: pdf





With the appearance of new technologies and new services, the nature of the economic stakes in the ICT (Information and
Communication Technologies) sector is continually evolving. An illustration is the soaring number of providers who base their
business models on publicity instead of bandwidth selling. Following the same tendency, the power relationships have radically
changed in the last decade, between the providers offering connectivity, and those managing services and user identities (content
providers, cloud computing providers, social networks).

While future business models and regulatory frameworks are still under discussion, the design of efficient charging methods
for the variety of upcoming network technologies, including fixed networks, wireless access networks, and mobile user support,
has become of paramount importance for realizing the economic potential of future convergent architectures and services.
The resulting combination of technical and economic perspectives drives many relevant research topics for application
developers, business architects, network and service providers, and customers. Especially the identification of novel service
charging solutions, the investigation and evaluation of their technical feasibility, and the consolidation of technical and economic
mechanisms for enabling a fast, guaranteed, and efficient charging of services is of fundamental importance for the future
evolution of the Internet and the telecommunications business in general, and as such the central focus of the international
ICQT workshop series.


Topics of interest for ICQT include, but are not limited to, the following ones:

  • Telecommunication Economics
  • Monitoring, measuring, and accounting
  • Internet pricing, tariffing, and billing
  • Revenue sharing and economics of peering agreements
  • Charging for QoS, QoE, and security
  • Management of Service Level Agreements
  • Pricing mobile and wireless services
  • Network neutrality and charging
  • Cost, business and competition models for providers
  • Economical aspects of Information-Centric Networking
  • Charging models, including grid, web and cloud services
  • Security mechanisms for charging and accounting
  • Economics of privacy
  • Novel business models for green networking

Past Events:

ICQT'01 Vienna Sept. 2001
ICQT'02 Zurich Oct. 2002
ICQT'03 Munich Sept. 2003
ICQT'04 Barcelona Sept. 2004      ( Final Program)
ICQT'06 St. Malo June 2006
ICQT'09 Aachen May 2009
ICQT'11 Paris, Oct 2011      (Proceedings)



Further information:

Peter Reichl

Research Group "Cooperative Systems"
University of Vienna
Währinger Strasse 29
1080 Vienna


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