Charging and Accounting Schemes in Multiservice ATM Networks
CA$hMAN was a collaborative project within the European ACTS
(Advanced Communication Technologies and Services) programme.
The project ran for three
years from September 1995 and aimed to develop and evaluate potential
charging schemes. It was a multidisciplinary project integrating
mathematical models for usage-sensitive charging schemes with
implementation of an experimental platform using specially developed
measurement hardware and management software.
CA$hMAN used mathematical models aimed at finding simple
functional approximations for resource usage, and studied charging
schemes derived from these models. Participants in the project included
network operators and equipment manufacturers, and user trials
were conducted in three European countries.
Charging Communication Networks: from Theory to Practice.
Edited by D.J. Songhurst. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1999.
Pricing Communication Networks: Economics, Technology and
Costas Courcoubetis and Richard Weber. Wiley, Chichester, 2003.
For further information on the CA$hMAN project see:
Papers related to the CA$hMAN project include:
Measurement-based charging in communication networks.
C. Courcoubetis, F. P. Kelly and R. R. Weber
An intelligent agent for optimizing QoS-for-money
in priced ABR connections .
C. Courcoubetis, G.D. Stamoulis, C. Manolakis
and F.P. Kelly
Telecommunications Systems, Special Issue on Network Economics.
- A study of simple
usage-based charging schemes for broadband networks
C. Courcoubetis, F. P. Kelly, V. A. Siris, and R. Weber
Telecommunications Systems 15 (2000), 323-343.
- Rate control in
communication networks: shadow prices, proportional
fairness and stability
F. P. Kelly, A.K. Maulloo and D.K.H. Tan.
Journal of the Operational Research Society 49 (1998), 237-252.
- Charging and
rate control for elastic traffic
European Transactions on Telecommunications 8 (1997), 33-37.
Charging schemes for multiservice networks
David Songhurst and Frank Kelly
In "Teletraffic Contributions for the Information
Age: Proceedings of the 15th International Teletraffic Congress,
Washington, DC" (Editors V. Ramaswami and P.E. Wirth )
Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1997. 781-790.
Tariffing in the new IP/ATM environment .
Dawson Walker, Frank Kelly and Jonathan Solomon
Telecommunications Policy 21 (1997), 283-295.
Charging and accounting for bursty connections
In "Internet Economics" (Editors Lee W. McKnight and Joseph P.
MIT Press, 1997. 253-278.
- Notes on
effective bandwidths .
In "Stochastic Networks: Theory and Applications" (Editors F.P. Kelly,
S. Zachary and I.B. Ziedins)
Royal Statistical Society Lecture Notes Series, 4.
Oxford University Press, 1996. 141-168.
communication networks, present and future .
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A354 (1996) 437-463.
Some simple java
applets were used to make more explicit
a theoretical framework for the usage-based pricing of broadband
traffic, and to encourage
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