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Pricing Pervasive Services Using Policy-Based Mechanisms

Pricing Pervasive Services Using Policy-Based Mechanisms
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Author(s): Jairo A. Gutiérrez (The University of Auckland, New Zealand), José Luís Melús (Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain), Javier Rubio (Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain)and Joan Serrat (Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 2
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch304
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


Network operators using next-generation networks have the potential to service users without pre-existing contractual arrangements. Several research groups are working on ways of developing and implementing that type of interaction with game theory techniques, market-based mechanisms (for example auctions) and techniques based on mesh networks among others. We believe the policy-based network management field provides some excellent ideas that can be borrowed and adapted to the field of ubiquitous or pervasive services pricing. This researchin- progress paper explores the prospects of using policy-based mechanisms to adequately price ubiquitous network services.

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