Articles and documents relevant to the COMMONS project are gathered below as recommended reading. Items within a category are listed in the order they were added.
As this is a living, growing collection of documents, entries are expected to be added over time. We welcome suggestions of additions or annotations of the items listed.
- "Disputation Arenas: Harnessing Conflict and Competition for Society's Benefit."
- "A Parable about Openness: Followed by Some Thoughts on Privacy, Security, and Surveillance in the Information Age"
- "The Other Culture War: Beleaguered Professionals vs. Disempowered Citizens"
- Sharon E. Gillett, Dr. William H. Lehr, Carlos A. Osorio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Professor Marvin A. Sirbu (Carnegie Mellon University), "Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Deployment," National Technical Assistance, Training, Research, and Evaluation Project #99-07-13829, February 28, 2006.
- GAO Report: "FCC Needs to Improve its Ability to Monitor and Determine the Extent of Competition in Dedicated Access Services"
- coordination of federal cyber security research and development
- GAO Report: "Information Security: Coordination of Federal Cyber Security Research and Development"
InfoSec Research Council Public IRC Documents
InfoSec's list of hard problems
- FCC Picks Ownership Studies; Copps Takes Aim
- municipal provision of wireless internet
Views from the other side
- [CAnet - news] Open Networks Declaration - Stockholm November 8
- [CAnet - news] Some innovative network solutions from New Zealand
- Openreach by the BT Group
"Our remit is to ensure that the entire UK telecommunications industry, including other parts of BT, has fair and equal access to the local access and backhaul networks."
News: Policy-related and Other Academic Networks
- "Benchmarking Broadband Prices in the OECD" (2004)
- "Multiple Play: Pricing and Policy Trends" (2006)
- "Internet traffic prioritization" (2007)
- Rethinking Universal Service For a Next Generation Network Environment (2006)
- Multiple Play: Pricing and Policy Trends
- Rural Areas Left in Slow Lane of High-Speed Data Highway (The New York Times, Sep 28, 2006)
- "The war of the wires" (From The Economist
print edition, Jul 28, 2005)
- "America's Internet Disconnect" (Washington Post, Nov 8, 2006)
- "FCC chair moves to break AT&T deadlock" (AP, Dec 2, 2006)
Declaring an "impasse" on AT&T Inc.'s proposed acquisition of BellSouth Corp., Federal Communications Chairman Kevin Martin cleared the way Friday for a commissioner who had disqualified himself from the deliberations to break the deadlock.
Martin asked the FCC's general counsel to "consider whether the government's interest would be served" by permitting Commissioner Robert McDowell to vote on the $81.6 billion deal, according to a letter sent to members of the congressional committees that oversee the agency.
- "Internet2 Applauds New FCC Program To Build Advanced Internet Infrastructure Dedicated To Healthcare" (Internet2)
- Internet2 news (Chicago Tribune)
- the spectrum dividend: spectrum management issues
- RESEARCH USE OF JANET TRAFFIC DATA
- EU's data protection principles
Open Access Infrastructure
- J.H. Snider, "Reclaiming the Vast Wasteland: The Economic Case for Re-Allocating The Unused Spectrum (White Space) between TV Channels 2 and 51 to Unlicensed Service," New America Foundation Wireless Future Program, February 2006.
- Wayne Parker, Robert West, John Borget, Kevin Garlick, Robert RIdge, Ph.D., Ryan Wood, Bruce Riddle, Mary DeLaMare-Schaefer, "Building a Digital Community: The Pioneering Story of iProvo," a response to "Spinning its Wheels," the iProvo Team, December 20, 2006.
- [CAnet - news] Importance of carrier neutral peering facilities for small communities
- Property, Commons, and the First Amendment: Towards a Core Common Infrastructure (White Paper for the Brennan Center for Justice) (March, 2001)
- William F. Ballhaus, Jr., "The Most Important Lessons You Didn't Learn in Engineering School," Frontiers of Engineering, pp. 133-139, 2004.
Michael K. Powell, "Broadband Migration III: New Directions in Wireless Policy"
Remarks of Michael K. Powell, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, at the Silicon Flatirons Telecommunications Program
Nevertheless, we are still living under a spectrum "management" regime that is 90 years old. It needs a hard look, and in my opinion, a new direction. Historically, I believe there have been four core assumptions underlying spectrum policy: (1) unregulated radio interference will lead to chaos; (2) spectrum is scarce; (3) government command and control of the scarce spectrum resource is the only way chaos can be avoided; and (4) the public interest centers on government choosing the highest and best use of the spectrum.
Today's environment has strained these assumptions to the breaking point. Modern technology has fundamentally changed the nature and extent of spectrum use. So the real question is, how do we fundamentally alter our spectrum policy to adapt to this reality? The good news is that while the proliferation of technology strains the old paradigm, it is also technology that will ultimately free spectrum from its former shackles.
Michael Copps, "Network Neutrality, Broadband and Media Ownership"
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
- Brian Capouch, "Rural Voices: Indiana Farm Net"
- Tom Vest, "The Wealth of Networks"
- Eben Moglen, "Software and Community in the Early 21st Century"
- Bob Parsons, "The Add Drop Scheme: How millions of .COM names are used but never paid for." http://www.bobparsons.com/adddropscheme.html. Friday, April 21. 2006.
- According to the Best Available Data
- Lessig Blog
- Scott Bradner: 'Net Insider'
- Computing Research Policy Blog
- Potaroo blog
- IT Conversations
- Susan Crawford blog
- Dewayne-Net Radio Weblog
- CircleID: Featured Blogs
- VoIP and ENUM
- saschameinrath.com blogs
- FREAKONOMICS BLOG
- Telco 2.0
- IMS Insider
- Benton Foundation - Headlines
- Information and Communications Policy
- Freedom to Tinker
- Wired in Washington
- Mark Cooper
- Esme Vos and Mike Perkowski, "State of the Market Report," MuniWireless.com, October 2006.
- Art of the Long View, by Peter Schwartz
- The Pentagon's New Map, by Thomas Barnett
- A Blueprint for Action, by Thomas Barnett
- Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, by Lawrence Lessig
- The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom, by Yochai Benkler
- The Transparent Society, by David Brin
- "Funding a Reovlution: Government Support for Computing Research", National Academy Press"
- "Network Science", National Academy of Science
"Network Science", National Academy of Science Recommended Reading List
- Ahmadjian, C.L., and J.R. Lincoln. 2001. Keiretsu, governance, and learning: Case studies in change from the Japanese automotive industry. Organization Science 12(6): 683-701.
- Alberts, D.S., and R.E. Hayes. 2003. Power to the Edge: Command and Control in the Information Age. Washington, D.C.: CCRP Publication Series.
- Alberts, D.S., and T.J. Czerwinski, eds. 1997. Complexity, Global Politics and National Security. Washington, D.C.: National Defense University Press.
- Amin, M. 2002. Modeling and control of complex interactive networks. IEEE Control Systems Magazine: 22-27.
- Arquilla, J., and D. Ronfeldt. 2000. Swarming and the Future of Combat. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND National Defense Research Institute.
- Artzy-Randrup, Y., S.J. Fleishman, N. Ben-Tal, and L. Stone. 2004. Comment on "Network motifs: Simple building blocks of complex networks" and "Superfamilies of evolved and designed networks." Science 305(5687): 1107c.
- Barabási, A.L. Linked. 2003. New York, NY.: Plume, a member of the Penguin Group, Inc.
- Barabási, A.L., and Z.N. Oltvai. 2004. Network biology: Understanding the cell's functional organization. Nature Reviews: Genetics 5(2): 101-114.
- Berkowitz, B. 2003. The New Face of War: How War Will Be Fought in the 21st Century. New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster.
- Bower, J.M., and H. Bolouri, eds. 2001. Computational Modeling of Generic and Biochemical Networks. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
- Buchanan, M. 2002. Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Science of Networks. New York, N.Y.: Norton.
- Bushnell, L.G. 2001. Networks and control. IEEE Control Systems Magazine (1): 22-23.
- Carley, K.M. 1995. Communication technologies and their effect on cultural homogeneity, consensus, and the diffusion of new ideas. Sociological Perspectives 38(4):547-571.
- Carley, K.M. 2001. Smart Agents and Organizations of the Future. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.
- Carley, K.M. 2003. Dynamic network analysis. Pp. 133-145 in Dynamic Social Network Modeling and Analysis: Workshop Summary and Papers. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
- Carley, K.M., J.S. Lee, and D. Krackhardt. 2001. Destabilizing networks. Connections 24(3): 31-34.
- Clippinger, J.H. Human Nature and Social Networks. Available at http://www.dodccrp.org. Forthcoming.
- Davis, S., and C. Meyer. 1998. Blur: The Speed of Change in the Connected Economy. New York, N.Y.: Warner Books.
- Davis, S., and C. Meyer. 2003. It's Alive: The coming Convergence of Information, Biology, and Business. Chapter 3 and Chapter 7. New York, N.Y.: Crown Business.
- Epstein, J.M. 2002. Modeling civil violence: An agent-based computational approach. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 99(Suppl. 3): 7243-7250.
- Ferber, D. 2004. Synthetic biology: Microbes made to order. Science 303(5655): 158-161.
- Fukuyama, F. 1995. Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity. New York, N.Y.: Free Press.
- Gaddis, J. 2004. The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past. Vienna, Va.: Evidence Based Research, Inc.
- Garstka, J., and D. Alberts. 2003. Network Centric Operations Conceptual Framework Version 2.0. Vienna, Va.: Evidence Based Research, Inc.
- Gerchman, Y., and R. Weiss. 2004. Teaching bacteria a new language. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101(8): 2221-2222.
- Goldsmith, S., and W.D. Eggers. 2004. Governing by Network: CIOs and the New Public Sector. Washington, D.C., and Cambridge, Mass.: Brookings Institution Press and Innovations in American Government Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
- Hammes, T.X. 2004. The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century. Osceola, Wis.: Zenith Press.
- Hoffman, F.G., and G. Home, eds. 1998. Maneuver Warfare Science. Quantico, Va.: U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command.
- Hom, P. 2005. The new discipline of services science. Business Week. Available at http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2005/tc20050121_8020.htm?campaign_id=nws_techn_jan25&link_position=link10. Last accessed on February 28, 2005.
- Ilachinksi, A. 2004. Artificial War: Multiagent-Based Simulation of Combat. Hackensack, N.J.: World Scientific Press.
- James, G.E. 1995. Chaos Theory: The Essentials for Military Application. Newport, R.I.: Naval War College Press.
- Jervis, R. 2001. System Effects: Complexity in Political and Social Life. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
- Keller, E.F. 2002. Making Sense of Life: Explaining Biological Development with Models, Metaphors, and Machines. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
- Keller, E.F. Revisiting "scale-free" networks. BioEssays. In press.
- Kelly, K. 1997. New Rules for the New Economy. New York, N.Y.: Penguin Group.
- Kobayashi, H., M. Kærn, K. Chung, T.S. Gardner, C.R. Cantor, and J.J. Collins. 2004. Programmable cells: Interfacing natural and engineered gene networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101(22): 8414-8419.
- Looger, L.L., M.A. Dwyer, J.J. Smith, and H.W. Hellinga. 2003. Computational design of receptor and sensor proteins with novel functions. Nature 423(6936):185-189.
- Lun, L., D. Alderson, W. Willinger, and J. Doyle. 2004. A first-principles approach to understanding the Internet's router-level topology. Proceedings of SIGCOMM 04.
- Malone, T.W. 2004. The Future of Work: How the New Order of Business Will Shape Your Organization, Your Management Style and Your Life. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press.
- Murray, R.M., ed. 2003. Control in an Information Rich World, Report of the Panel on Future Directions in Control, Dynamics, and Systems. Philadelphia, Pa.: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
- National Research Council (NRC). 2001. Opportunities in Biotechnology for Future Army Applications. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
- Newman, M.E.J. 2001. The structure of scientific collaboration networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 98(2):404-409.
- Newman, M.E.J. 2003. The structure and function of complex networks. SIAM Review 45(2):167-256.
- Parmentola, J.A. 2004. Army transformation: Paradigm-shifting capabilities through biotechnology. The Bridge: Linking Engineering and Society 34(3): 33-39.
- Perez, C. 2002. Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages. Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar Publishers.
- Reed, D.P. 1999. Weapon of Math Destruction. Available at http://www.contextmag.com/archives/199903/DigitalStrategy.asp/. Last accessed on March 23, 2005.
- Rheingold, H. 2002. Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. Cambridge, Mass.: MA Basic Books.
- Sable, C.F. 2003. Theory of a real time revolution. Paper presented at the 19th EGOS Collloquium. July 3-5. Forthcoming.
- Scott, J. 2000. Social Network Analysis: A handbook. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications.
- Silver, P., and J. Way. 2004. The potential for synthetic biology. The Scientist 18(18): 30-31.
- Smith, M.A. 1998. Communities in Cyberspace. Oxford, England: Routledge.
- Strogatz, S.H. 2003. SYNC: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order. Pp. 229-259. New York, N.Y.: Theia Books.
- Tanenbaum, A.S. 2003. Computer Networks, 4th edition. Supper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall PTR.
- U.S. Marine Corps (USMC). 1996. Control and Command. Distribution Number 142 00000100. Washington, D.C.
- USMC. 1997. Warfighting. Distribution Number 142 00006 00. Washington, D.C.
- Von Bertalanffy, L. 1976. General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications. New York, N.Y.: George Braziller, Inc.
- Waldrop, M.M. 1992. Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos. New York, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster.
- Watts, D.J. 2003. Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age. New York, N.Y.: W.W. Norton.
- Watts, D.J. 2004. The "new" science of networks. Annual Review of Sociology 30(1): 243-270.
- Watts, D.J., and S.H. Strogatz. 1998. Collective dynamics of "small-world" networks. Nature 393(6666): 440-442.
- Wellman, B. 1996. Computer networks as social networks: Collaborative work, telework, and virtual community. Annual Review of Sociology 22(1): 213-238.
- Wellman, B. 2001. Computer networks as social networks. Science 293(5537): 2031-2034.
- Wellman, B. 2001. Physical place and cyberplace: The rise of personalized networks. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 25(2): 227-252.
- West, G.B., and J.H. Brown. 2004. Life's universal scaling laws. Physics Today 57(9): 36-43.
- Wilson, C. 2004. Network Centric Warfare: Background and Oversight Issues for Congress, Order Code RL32411. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service. Library of Congress.
- Wolkenhauer, O., B.K. Ghosh, and K.H. Cho. 2004. Control and coordination in biochemical networks. IEEE Control Systems Magazine (4): 30-34.
- The Cook Report Europe
- The Cook Report
- Andrew Odlyzko, "Telecom dogmas and spectrum allocations," Digital Technology Center, University of Minnesota, June 20 2004.
- Hans Klein, "ICANN and Internet Governance: Leveraging Technical Coordination to Realize Global Public Policy," The Information Society, 18:193-207, Copyright 2002 Taylor and Francis.
- Timothy E. Nulty, "Financing Municipal Broadband: The Vermont Farmer Approach," IEEE-MTS Philadelphia, June 2003.
- Joe St. Sauver, Ph.D, "Spam Zombies And Inbound Flows To Compromised Customer Systems," MAAWG General Meeting, San Diego, March 1st, 2005.
Kevin Werbach, "Supercommons: Toward a Unified Theory of Wireless Communication," Texas Law Review, v. 37:863, pp. 864-973, 2004.
Nick Feamster, "How to Lease the Internet in Your Spare Time"
[Excellent paper on the issues facing the current Internet and possible solution through some of the concepts developed for GENI.]
- Nick Feamster, "Understanding the Network-Level Behavior of Spammers"
- Andrew Odlyzko's papers
- Yochai Benkler's writings
- Philip E. Agre, "Peer-to-Peer and the Promise of Internet Equality"
- Philip E. Agre, "Infrastructure and Institutional Change in the Networked University"
- Hans Klein, "ICANN-Reform_Establishing-the-Rule-of-Law"
- TPRC Programs and Papers Archive
- Christian Sandvig on mapping wireless space
- Examining the Wireless Commons
A preliminary paper on the problems associated with quantifying use of wireless spectrum and the difficulty in determining the likelihood of a "tragedy of the commons."
- IP Network Configuration for Intradomain Traffic Engineering
- Entry Policy in Local Telecommunications" Iowa Utilities and Verizon
- the coming spectrum explosion -- a regulatory and business primer
Hard Problems in INFOSEC Research
Current Hard Problems in INFOSEC Research
- Global-Scale Identity Management
- Insider Threat
- Availability of Time-Critical Systems
- Building Scalable Secure Systems
- Situational Understanding and Attack Attribution
- Information Provenance
- Security with Privacy
- Enterprise-Level Security Metrics
This page presents CAIDA's degree-based and AS-relationship-based ranking of Autonomous Systems (AS)
Internet Identifier Consumption
This page presents the results of a CAIDA study focusing on the rate of consumption of Internet identifiers.
- www.nlr.net (link not available)
- high level NLR services map
(note: you can zoom in on specific nodes for more detailed information)
- Researchers guide
- Operations center
- Technical maps and documentation
- high level NLR services map
Internet2 has established the National Research and Education Fiber Company (FiberCo) to support regional fiber optical networking initiatives dedicated to research and higher education.
- Democracy: Internet TV
Democratic media projects
A directory of public hotspots for finding Wi-Fi wireless Internet access network nodes
Wireless Network Visualization Project
(mapping and visualization wireless networks)
Wi-fi Hotspot directory
- The 2006 ResNet Security Practices and Policies Survey