Internet communications and their commercial use has shown a large demand on charging support. While differentiated services, grid-based services, and QoS-guaranteed services enable a huge variety of prosperous business models, the need for viable models and pricing schemes is urgent. The resulting combination of technical and economic perspectives drives many relevant research topics for application developers, business architects, network providers, service providers, and customers. Especially the identification of novel service charging solutions, the investigation and evaluation of their technical feasibility, and the consolidation of technical and economic mechanisms for enabling a fast, guaranteed, and efficient charging of services is of fundamental importance for the future evolution of the Internet, and as such the central focus of the international ICQT workshop series.

ICQT06 is the fifth event in this series, following the highly successful workshops ICQT 01 in Vienna (Austria), ICQT 02 in Zurich (Switzerland), ICQT 03 in Munich (Germany), and ICQT 04 in Barcelona (Spain).

The focus of this years workshop is on the close relation between economics and technologies in support of charging, pricing for Quality-of-Service (QoS), and business modeling.

Therefore, authors are invited to submit work on issues related to, but not limited by, the following list of topics:

Papers and Submissions

Papers are solicited as full papers (in English), of no more than 12 single-spaced pages, each of which will be subject to a full review process. Submissions should already follow the author guidelines as specified below and must include: title, authors, affiliations, 100-word abstract, and a list of at most five keywords. The corresponding author should be identified clearly, including name, position, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. An electronic, PDF-based submission of papers is mandatory.

The conference proceedings are planned to be published as hard-copy and electronically by Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series and will be available during the event. In preparing their manuscript, authors are obliged to follow the LNCS guidelines (see strictly and without exception, including the 12 page limit.

To submit your paper, go to the URL

Best student paper award

There will be a best student paper award sponsored by the Fondation Metivier.

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Important Dates

General Information

The workshop will be organized on the second day of the two ACM Sigmetrics and IFIP Performance conferences, especially as a full day on June 27, 2006.

The registration for this event is handled within the framework of the ACM Sigmetrics / IFIP Performance 2006 conference, see for further details. For more information please visit ICQT series' web page or contact