655/678 - Seminar: Internet Economics

Reader: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller
Assistants: Andri Lareida, Patrick Poullie, Christos Tsiaras, Lisa Kristiana,Dr. Corinna Schmitt, Dr. Thomas Bocek
Credits: 2 SWS, BSc, MSc
Majors: WI, SoSy, MMCS
Seminar: Thursdays 12:15-13:45. All dates are visible in the electronic calendar embedded on the timing sub-page.
Introduction and hand-out of topics: Thursday September 17, 2015, 12:15-13:45 hours
Location: BIN 2.A.10
AP (ECTS): 3 (including a mark)


The content of this seminar will address very current topics and questions on the Internet Economics - covering technical and economic aspects always in an inherent manner. The dedicated topics will be announced during the kick-off meeting for all people interested. They will most likely include security, charging, regulation, communications, incentives, P2P systems, and decentralized systems aspects


The knowledge of communications (Internet, telecommunications) is important and economic background would be very good, but not essential.

Course Material

Literature will be offered as a kick-start within the kick-off meeting, further literature study is a must! Depending on the number of interested students, the seminar will be run as one person/one report and presentation manner or with a two persons/one report and presentation manner.


This seminar addresses the integration of technical and economic into a homogeneous overall systems and its application in today's economy. This determines the key content goal.
In terms of a seminar and didactic school, the seminar report, presentation, and discussion determines the second goal. Thus, all these three areas will be guided by local supervisor, which will result in a basic and small research work.
The final marking of this seminar will embrace a pre-step on scientific work and research documentations. Content (technology and economics) and its homogeneous integration are of importance.


  • Talk and presentation of 45 min by utilizing slides.
  • Followed by a moderated discussion with theses and questions posed to the seminar audience.
  • Complemented by a written, complete report (publishable quality), including bibliographic references, by utilizing a mandatory LaTeX report template.
  • More details will be available on the seminar's Web page.

Timing and Report

Detailed information on the timing (including seminar organization information and important material, such as the template for the written seminar report) and on the seminar's report can be accessed within the respective Web pages.