BoD 2008 Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is also available as PDF (PDF, 22 KB), ASCII (TXT, 6 KB), and PowerPoint (PPT, 588 KB).

Topics of Interest

The workshop seeks original papers in the following four areas that serve as basis for bandwidth on demand:

  • Technical design of scalable, reliable, and cost-effective bandwidth trading infrastructures, including market mechanisms as a way to increase efficiencies
    • Scalability of bandwidth trading mechanisms
    • Secure and reliable bandwidth trading mechanisms
    • IP-based and decentralized trading mechanisms
    • P2P trading infrastructures, distributed markets, P2P auctions
    • Management of bandwidth trading infrastructures
    • Provisioning of bandwidth on demand
    • Provisioning of networks on demand
  • Economic studies and modeling of market and business models in carrier and service provider networks
    • Economics of networks on demand
    • Economic management of network virtualization
    • Game theoretical bandwidth on demand models
    • Cost and revenue models
    • Bandwidth on demand business models
    • Market liquidity aspects
  • Resource allocation and provision in non-profit bandwidth trading systems (economic modeling, incentive mechanisms, policies)
    • Neighborhood wireless mesh networks
    • Peer-to-peer Internet access sharing
    • Network testbed infrastructures (e.g., GENI, Planetlab)
  • Industrial developments of new technologies that facilitate or create impediments to bandwidth on demand
    • Network virtualization technologies
    • Wireless mesh networks
    • Network management aspects
    • Technical improvements in transport and data networks
  • Legislative and regulatory issues related to the Telecom Act and in comparison to other commodities markets such as the electric grid
    • Telecom legislation
    • Telecom regulation
    • Commodities markets
    • Legal issues of P2P trading infrastructures

Paper Submissions

Papers are solicited as full papers (in English), of no more than 8 single-spaced pages, each of which will be subject to a full review process. Papers exceeding 8 pages, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review.

Submissions must be in PDF and will be handled using the JEMS system. Please refer to the submission instructions or contact bod08@ifi.uzh.ch for additional information. Those papers accepted will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Important Dates

  • Paper registration deadline: January 25, 2008
  • Submission deadline: January 25, 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2008
  • Final versions of papers due: March 4, 2008
  • Workshop date: April 11, 2008