Advanced Internet Charging and QoS Technology
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 provision of efficient charging support 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. ICQT'11 is the seventh event in this series, following the highly successful ICQT workshops in Vienna 2001, Zurich 2002, Munich 2003, Barcelona 2004, St. Malo 2006, and Aachen 2009.
Papers and Submissions:
Full papers are solicited in English and of no more than 12 single-spaced pages, each of which will be subject to a full peer review process. Submissions should already follow the author's 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, including name, position, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. An electronic, PDF-based submission of papers is mandatory.
Submissions are handled through the EasyChair submission system: EasyChair Submission.
The conference proceedings will be published as hard-copy and electronically by Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series, and will be available during the event. In preparing their manuscript, authors are obliged to follow the LNCS guidelines strictly and without exception, including the 12 page limit (for more details see the Information for LNCS authors).
Technical Program Committee:
Past and Future 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 June May 2009