[MMB] CfP: ICQT'04 - October 1, 2004, Barcelona, Spain

Burkhard Stiller stiller at tik.ee.ethz.ch
Wed Feb 18 08:55:22 MET 2004

                    Apologies for multiple copies.

                           Call for Papers
                  Fourth International Workshop on
        Advanced Internet Charging and QoS Technologies (ICQT’04)
                         "QoS has its Price"

          co-located with the Fifth International Workshop on
             Quality of future Internet Services (QofIS’04)

                     September 29 - October 1, 2004
                      Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
                  ICQT’04 URL: http://www.ftw.at/icqt

The current shift of Internet communications towards differentiated
services enables and supports a huge variety of prosperous business
models. The resulting combination of support service issues with
technological and economic perspectives drives many relevant and
interesting research topics for application developers, business
architects, network providers, service providers, and customers.
Especially the identification of novel Internet 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
communications services is of fundamental importance for the future
evolution of the Internet, and as such the central focus of the
international ICQT workshop series.

ICQT’04 is the fourth event in this series, following the highly
successful workshops ICQT’01 in Vienna (Austria), ICQT’02 in
Zurich (Switzerland) and ICQT’03 in Munich (Germany). The focus
of this year’s workshop is on the economics of Internet services,
pricing for Quality-of-Service (QoS), and the required technology
in support of charging. Besides charging technology in terms of
monitoring, accounting, and security mechanisms, also pricing and
charging models for peer-to-peer applications, multicast, wireless,
and QoS services are of importance. Therefore, authors are invited
to submit work on issues related to, but not limited by, the
following list of topics:

o Network economics and economic models for the Internet
o Internet pricing, tariffing, and billing
o Internet charging technologies
o Monitoring, measuring, and accounting
o ISP cost and business models
o Charging for QoS, services, and content
o Pricing mobile and wireless services
o Application service provider models
o Security mechanisms for charging
o Management of Service Level Agreements

Papers and Submissions
Papers are solicited as full papers (in English), of no more than
10 single-spaced pages, each of which will be subject to a full
review process. Submissions should already follow the author
guidelines as specified below and must include: title, authors,
affiliations, 100-word abstract, and a list of at most five
keywords. The corresponding author should be identified clearly,
including name, position, mailing address, telephone and fax
numbers, and e-mail address. An electronic, PDF-based submission
of papers is mandatory, please check the URL http://www.ftw.at/icqt
for further submission instructions or contact icqt04 at ftw.at for
additional information. The conference proceedings are being
published as hard-copy and electronically by Springer Verlag,
Heidelberg, Germany, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series and will be available during the event.

Authors are obliged to follow the LNCS’s guidelines
(see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html) in preparing
their manuscript. Author guidelines with respect to the final
camera ready paper formats are to be strictly followed without
exception, including the 10 page limit.

Important Dates
     Deadline for submissions: May 2, 2004
   Notification of acceptance: July 2, 2004
         Camera ready version: July 25, 2004
                Workshop date: October 1, 2004

General Information
The final program will be run as a full day on October 1, 2004,
preceded by QofIS’04 on September 29-30, 2004, http://www.qofis.org.
The registration fee for this event will include the attendance of
both ICQT’04 and QoFIS’04. For more information please visit
http://www.ftw.at/icqt or contact icqt04 at ftw.at.

Program Co-Chairs
Burkhard Stiller  UniBw Munich, Germany and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Peter Reichl      FTW Vienna, Austria
Richard Gibbens   Cambridge University, U.K.

Program Committee
Joern Altmann             University of Berkeley, U.S.A.	
Ragnar Andreassen         Telenor, Norway
Sandford Bessler          FTW Vienna, Austria
Torsten Braun             University of Bern, Switzerland
Bob Briscoe               BT exact Technologies, U.K.
Roland Bueschkes          T-Mobile International, Germany	
Costas Courcoubetis       Athens University of Economics and
                           Business, Greece	
Chris Edwards             Lancaster University, U.K.
Martin Karsten            University of Waterloo, Canada
Peter Key                 Microsoft Research Cambridge, U.K.	
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien   LMU Munich, Germany
Simon Leinen              SWITCH Zuerich, Switzerland	
Peter Marbach             University of Toronto, Canada	
Robin Mason               University of Southampton, U.K.
Lee McKnight              Syracuse University, U.S.A.
Andrew Odlyzko            University of Minnesota, U.S.A.
Huw Oliver                Consultant, U.K.
Maximilian Ott            Semandex Networks, U.S.A.
Kihong Park               Purdue University, U.S.A.
Guido Petit               Alcatel, Belgium
Douglas Reeves            North Carolina State University, U.S.A.
Bjoern Rupp               Arthur D. Little, Germany
Jens Schmitt              Universitaet Kaiserslautern, Germany
Vasilios Siris            ICS Forth, Greece
Otto Spaniol              RWTH Aachen, Germany
Bruno Tuffin              INRIA Rennes, France


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