The 8th Workshop on Internet Economics (WIE 2017)

On December 13-14, 2017, CAIDA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will host the (invitation-only) 8th interdisciplinary Workshop on Internet Economics (WIE) at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, CA.

The goal of this workshop series is to provide a forum for researchers, commercial Internet facilities and service providers, technologists, economists, theorists, policy makers, and other stakeholders to empirically inform emerging Internet regulatory and policy debates.

Date: Dec 13 (Wed) - 14 (Thu), 2017
Place: Weaver Conference Center, Malamud Room, Institute of the Americas
UC San Diego Campus, La Jolla, CA

Topics of Interest

  1. What do we know about the economics of the Internet ecosystem?
    1. Interconnection, access, cloud, content
    2. Reallocation of revenues along the value network
    3. Limits to advertising-funded growth
    4. Implications of saturation of U.S. wireline broadband market, and possible new models for higher-level services
    5. Policy issues in the sharing economy: airbnb, ride-sharing
  2. What should a new Telecommunications Act look like?
    • how to identify/regulate potential bottlenecks
    • monitoring performance of communications markets
    • addressing market failures, promoting industrial policy goals
    • spectrum management
    • public safety
    • transition
  • What data is needed in order to understand the state of the Internet and its future trajectory?
    1. privacy constraints and possible legislation
    2. future measurement platform architectures
    3. IoT measurement and transparency of device behavior
  • New Community Effort: Integrated Platform for Applied Network Data Analysis (PANDA)
  • Format

    As in previous years, the format of this meeting is a series of focused sessions around specific, pre-selected topics. Presenters will prepare short talks (10 minutes) on issues related to the topics.

    Not everyone will give a prepared talk, but we expect everyone to participate in the discussions, as well as provide input, writing, and/or feedback on the report we'll publish within shortly after the workshop. Our goal is to produce a public workshop report, but the discussions themselves (and the identity of specific speakers) will be specifically off the record.

    Organizing committee

    • kc claffy (CAIDA/UC San Diego)
    • David Clark (MIT)

    Registration closed

    We have reached our target capacity for this workshop. Registration for WIE 2017 is closed, and we will not be accepting any more registrants.

    Workshop Agenda

    December 13 (Wednesday)

    December 14 (Thursday)

    Local Arrangements / Getting to UC San Diego

    For this workshop, attendees are expected to make their own hotel reservations and transportation arrangements from their hotels to the workshop. For CAIDA's list of local hotels including shuttle availability, see the Local Hotels list (PDF).

    This workshop is being held in the Weaver Cemter at the Institute of the Americas on the University of California (UC San Diego) campus.

    • Shuttle to Hotels: SuperShuttle can be arranged to shuttle to UC San Diego campus or your hotel.
    • Taxis: San Diego Taxi Information maintains a list of taxis with rates and additional information. Uber is also well established in San Diego and now has access to service San Diego's airport. GPSes will need to go to the intersection of Hopkins Drive and Voigt Lane. The nearest street address is 9836 Hopkins Drive , La Jolla, CA 92093.
    • Car: Rental available at the airport near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2. To park on campus, see Parking on Campus section, below.
    • Meeting Room: The workshop will be held in the Weaver Center, Malamud Room at the Institute of the Americas on the University of California San Diego campus.
    • Driving into campus

      Parking Permits: Parking permits are required to park on UC San Diego Campus. On arrival to campus on the morning of Day 1, check in with a CAIDA staff member waiting in front of the handicap spots on International Lane near the Institute of the Americas plaza. Tell them that you are here for WIE, and we will give you a complimentary parking permit for the day, and then point you to the Pangea Parking Structure for parking. Late arrivals can purchase permits at the paystations in Pangea Parking Structure for $20/day.

      Please be sure to read the directions on the parking permit. Parking is limited. The penalty for an improperly parked car is at least $65 per day. We cannot be held responsible for citations issued for parking in an incorrect space or improperly displaying your permit.

      A campus map for the WIE workshop shows where the permits will be distributed, the parking structure, and the Weaver Center where the meeting will be held.

      Parking permits for Day 2 will be distributed at the end of Day 1, just prior to the reception.

    For transportation concerns, general questions and help before the workshop, contact CAIDA at <admin-staff at> or (858) 534-5109.

    General UC San Diego Maps and general UC San Diego Visitor Parking information are useful resources for navigating on campus. (For GPS-enabled attendees, the GPS coordinated of the Weaver Center is WGS84: 32°53'6.30'N, 117°14'28.02'W)

    Additional Content

    Talk Abstracts: The 8th Workshop on Internet Economics (WIE 2017)

    This page contains names, talk abstracts (if presenting), and topic keywords for workshop participants as they were submitted. Participants are encouraged to read these ahead of time to anticipate workshop discussion.

    Participants: The 8th Workshop on Internet Economics (WIE 2017)

    This page contains the list of participants of WIE 2017 on December 13-14, 2017.

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