The 9th Workshop on Internet Economics (WIE 2018)

On December 12-13, 2018, CAIDA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hosted the (invitation-only) 9th 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 12 (Wed) - 13 (Thu), 2018
Place: Auditorium B210E/B211E Meeting Room,
San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego Campus, La Jolla, CA

Topics of Interest

This year's focus is the measurement and analysis of progress toward a given Internet policy goal.

White paper assignment: pick a policy goal, or fear, at any layer of the stack, and drill down into methods and data for empirical analysis of the ecosystem against that goal/fear. We'd especially like to foster discussion of:

  • how should/could specific data be gathered (or mandated-via-reporting)
  • should that data be provisioned (shared) by public sector, or be encouraged(?) and provisioned (shared) by private sector, either commercially or academic/non profit?


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 by invitation only

The WIE workshop is a closed workshop, by invitation only.

Workshop Agenda

December 12 (Wednesday)

December 13 (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 updated Local Hotels list (PDF). Contact the hotel directly for hotel shuttle schedules (if available) to the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).

This workshop is being held in the SDSC East Auditorium (Room B210E/B211E) that faces Hopkins Drive.
(For those GPS-enabled attendees, the GPS coordinates near the SDSC Auditorium is WGS84: 32°53'03.77"N, 117°14'20.31"W)

General driving directions to SDSC are located on the CAIDA Contact and Visitor Info page.

  • Shuttle to Hotels: SuperShuttle can be arranged to shuttle to UC San Diego campus or your hotel.
  • Car: Rental available at the airport near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2.
  • Taxis and drop-off: San Diego Taxi Information maintains a list of taxis with rates and additional information. Uber and Lyft are also well established in San Diego and now have access to service San Diego's airport. GPSes will need to go to the intersection of Hopkins Drive and Voigt Lane.

    9836 Hopkins Drive , La Jolla, CA 92093 is the nearest street address most GPSes/maps recognize. This should take you to a small turn-in in front of the SDSC East Entrance / Auditorium, with a building sign visible that reads "Halicioğlu Data Science Center".

  • Parking on campus
    The most convenient parking is in the Hopkins parking structure at Hopkins Dr and Voigt Dr, just south of SDSC.

    Parking Permits: Parking permits are required to park on UC San Diego Campus.

    Parking legally is the attendee's responsibility. It is recommended you find parking at the Hopkins Parking Structure. Near the elevators will be a parking permit machine that sell passes for $30/day. Alternatively, use the ParkMobile app to buy a permit for  Zone 4736  (if parking at Hopkins). With a permit purchased, you can park in any White " V ", Yellow " S " spaces unless otherwise indicated. (New for 2018: purchased permits are no longer valid in green "B" spaces) 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.

    From the Hopkins Structure, after setting your permit, take the elevators to the 2nd floor and walk safely out to the street Hopkins Dr. to the Supercomputer Center. The auditorium is on the left just before the stairs, labeled Auditorium or B210E/B211E Meeting Room.

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.

Additional Content

Talk Abstracts: The 9th Workshop on Internet Economics (WIE 2018)

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 9th Workshop on Internet Economics (WIE 2018)

This page contains the list of participants of WIE 2018 on December 12-13, 2018.

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