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Electronic marketplaces for trading bandwidth have emerged since the late 1990’s, but were seriously hit by the economic downturn in 2001. The promise of instant bandwidth availability had led to the development of market mechanisms that companies used to trade bandwidth just as other commodities. However, those trading markets all but disappeared with the bursting of the telecom bubble. Driven by the recent technical advances in telecommunications and the new potentials of emerging peer-to-peer (P2P) and next generation networks (NGN), the goal of this workshop is to take a fresh and innovative look at the concept of bandwidth on demand (BOD).
Recent advances in the Internet-based communications domain, in which the support of Quality-of-Service and diverse application services become possible, require in many cases short-termed bandwidth assignments for, e.g., large sporting events or cultural open air activities. In addition, the support of bandwidth trading in a fully decentralized and secured manner, e.g., based on P2P schemes, shows further advantages in terms of reliability and scalability for large-scale systems.
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