EECS 290Q: Project Abstracts

Network Pricing and a System to Test User Reaction to Usage Pricing for Video-Conferencing
Mark Soper

In the areas of processor scheduling, admission control, statistical multiplexing, and routing, considerable work has been done toward the goal of making the ATM network paradigm a reality. The concept of network pricing, whose importance is becoming increasingly evident as congestion on the Internet becomes more problematic, has received somewhat less attention. In this project I provide an overview of the issues and previous proposals related to pricing, suggest direction for future pricing research, and present the work that I have done in designing and implementing a video-conferencing testbed to qualitatively measure user preferences and reactions to usage based pricing.

UCB Networking / Matt Siler siler@eecs.berkeley.edu/ April 19, 1996