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 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