The 1st Workshop on Internet Economics (WIE'09) hosted by CAIDA and Georgia Tech was be held on September 23 (Wed), 2009 by web videoconference.
The goal of this workshop was to bring together researchers, commercial Internet facilities and service providers, technologists, theorists, policy makers, RIR stakeholders, and pundits of Internet economics to try to frame a concrete and useful research agenda for the emerging but stunted field of Internet infrastructure economics.
The time of the 5-hour workshop will be split between two topics, with 6 talks on each topic (15 min presentation + 5 min Q&A) followed by a 25-minute "roundtable discussion" sessions between all participants. In total, the talks will be 4 hours with 1 hour allotted for the roundtable discussions. The two topics are:
- Economics of address markets and of future designs/architectures
- Economics of peering and ISP interconnetion and the role of content
Framing a Research Agenda
Though interesting, we will avoid the following topics for this first workshop: commercial revenue models i.e. advertising vs. subscription-based, advertising strategies, ad relevance, ranking, personalization as it relates to marketing, search optimization and strategies for targeting the retail market, and business to business e-commerce.
Attendees will be asked to submit brief, informal abstracts for presentations, or expressions of interest in moderating a discussion topic or breakout roundtable. Each attendee is expected to actively participate as well as provide input, writing, and/or feedback on the report we'll publish within 6 weeks after the workshop. (If you don't want to give a talk, that's fine, if you want to participate in some other measurable way. If you do want to talk, or want a specific topic presented, please let us know as soon as possible.)
Workshop Agenda: September 23 (Wednesday)
- 9:00a - 11:00a Talks: Economics of address and of future designs/architectures
- Geoff Huston, Is the transition to IPv6 a market failure?
- Tom Vest, The Internet as a Liquidity Mechanism: From Analogy to Isomorphism (?)
- Roch Guerin, Competing Network Technologies: The Role of Gateways
- 11:00a - 11:05a break
- 11:05a - 11:30a Roundtable Discussion: Economics of address and of future designs/architectures
- Paul Vixie, Roundtable Moderator
- 11:30a - 1:30p Talks: Economics of peering and ISP interconnection, and the role of content
- Vishal Misra, A Shapley Value Perspective on ISP Settlements
- Srinivas Shakkottai, Designing ISP-friendly Peer-to-Peer Networks Using Game-based Control
- Ike Elliott, Fair Peering
- Constantine Dovrolis, ITER: A Computational Model to Evaluate Provider and Peer Selection in the Internet Ecosystem (Powerpoint, PDF)
- Mark Cooper, The Economics of Digital Content: How to Win Friends, Influence People and Make a Little Money where the Sneaky Exponential Trumps the Long Tail in Cyberspace
- Steven Bauer, Broadband Microfoundations: the Need for Traffic Data
- 1:30p - 1:35p break
- 1:35p - 2:00p Roundtable Discussion: Economics of peering and ISP interconnection, and the role of content
- 2:00p Workshop end; Workshop summary report discussion
There is no physical workshop, so no local arrangements are needed for this workshop. The 1st Workshop on Internet Economics will be held only remotely, via videoconference supported by EVO software. You can find the EVO software and documentation at the EVO website. You will need to register on the website. The software requires Java.