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Econ@Tel - A Telecommunications Economics COST Network

Title of the Action: A Telecommunications Economics COST Network
Acronym of the Action: Econ@Tel
Cost Domain: Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health
Chair: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller, Switzerland
Co-chair: Prof. Dr. Louis-Francois Pau, The Netherlands

The COST Action IS0605 issues its final scientific report! Access is possible within the series "Lecture Notes in Computer Science", Volume 7216, May 2012, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30382-1 as an Open Access Book entitled "Telecommunication Economics - Selected Results of the COST Action ISO605 Econ@Tel" by Antonis M. Hadjiantonis and Burkhard Stiller (Edts.). See the SprinerLink URL for details.

The COST IS0605 work continues after the end of the Action with a joint special issue on "New indicators in applied telecommunications economics: Innovative approaches, metrics, and techniques for understanding the learning network economy" to appear in Elsevier's Telecommunications Policy journal:
2nd Public Econ@Tel Workshop, Budapest, Hungary, September 22, 2011
The venue for the 2nd Econ@Tel Public Workshop on September 22, 2011 and the closing COST605 Management Committee Meeting in Budapest, Hungary (private MCM on September 21, 2011) is run on the premises of:

Rozmaring Event House
Árpád Fejedelem útja 125
H-1036 Budapest

This 2nd Econ@Tel Public Workshop is collocated with the 2011 Regional ITS Conference in Budapest (http://www.hte.hu/its2011/), taking place September 18-21, 2011 at the same location.

More information about the venue can be found here.

2nd Econ@Tel Training School on LTE Business Models
The venue for the 2nd Econ@Tel Training School in Budapest, Hungary on September 23, 2011 is on the premises of :

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics
Magyar Tudósok krt. 2
H-1117 Budapest
Room: I.B.210

More information about the venue can be found here at a later stage.

Econ@Tel, COST Action IS0605 Fact Sheet now available here.

The Econ@Tel Fact Sheet summarizes in two pages the key motivation of the Econ@Tel COST Action IS0605 and outlines the for working groups' targets and technical working areas.

Econ@Tel Training School on Techno-economics of Mobile Networks and the Internet

The first Econ@Tel COST IS 0605 Training School focuses on the Techno-Economic aspects of Mobile Networks and the Internet, emphasizing on realistic examples and business case studies from Europe. You will have the opportunity to receive training on a wide range of techno-economic topics, focusing particularly on Mobile Networks and the Internet, covering the following topics:

- Learn about Innovation Diffusion Theory (IDT) and its relation to the ICT field
- Understand the Information Society and its development within the European Union
- Learn about charging and accounting technologies for the Internet
- Understand foresight methodologies with examples in policy advisory studies
- Understand the theory and design processes of value networks in Internet
- Learn about international roaming and competition policy in telecom
- Learn about Autonomic Management and its applicability to mobile networks
- Learn about techno-economic evaluation of business prospects of telecom networks

Econ@Tel, COST Action IS0605 White Paper now available here

This White Paper presents a selected collection of dedicated views of 22 action members from 11 countries of the Action IS0605 in terms of key future aspects at stake identified as such over the years 2008 to 2009 for the benefit of the European players. It also sometimes identifies disruptive research directions for future work. It does not, therefore, constitute a state of the art in telecommunications techno-economics, as usually these players will be familiar with current aspects. Furthermore, it does not claim to be fully exhaustive, but addresses many areas in those COST IS605 goals.

Program of 1st Public Econ@Tel Workshop, Stockholm/Kista, Sweden, June 17, 2009.

The venue for Econ@Tel Public Workshop and the COST605 Management Committee Meeting in Stockholm/Kista (MCM on June 16, 2009 and Workshop on June 17, 2009) is the Kista Science Tower:

Kista Science Tower Conference Center
Färögatan 33
164 51 Kista

More information about the venue ca be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kista_Science_Tower .
Nearby accommodation recommended: StayAt Hotel is the first choice for accommodation.

The goal of Econ@Tel is to develop a strategic research, training network among key people/organizations in order to enhance Europe's competence in the field of telecommunications economics, to support related R&D-initiatives, and to provide guidelines, recommendations to European players (end-users, enterprises, operators, regulators, policy makers, content providers) for the provision of new converged broadband, wireless, content delivery networks to citizens and enterprises.

Econ@Tel coordinates the development of research methodologies, tools from engineering, media, and business research. Regulatory issues helping or hindering the adoption of economically efficient services are identified.

Econ@Tel mobilizes the "critical mass" and diversity of economists, business research experts, engineers, and scientists working in communications and content economics. It is the first cross-disciplinary COST Action tackling jointly these issues. It differentiates itself from engineering-focused projects under EU Frameworks.

The main objective of this Action is to allow business partnering to drive networking services and their sustainable provisioning for consumers and enterprises alike.

Thus, in closer detail, the Econ@Tel COST Action aims to:

  • Mobilize the critical mass of scientists working in telecommunications and media economics across Europe, and enhance European R&D competence in these fields.

  • Improve European competitiveness by enhancing the economic and social viability of new services and business models by letting these drive technology selections.

  • Develop a new wave of researchers working in telecommunications and media economics.

  • Allow European and partner country suppliers of services and products to reduce the time possibly to be spent on identifying suitable partnering and business models and derived functionality.

  • Support European strategy and policy development in telecommunications and media economics.

  • Investigate proper pricing tariffing and revenue distribution approaches for customized and new services

  • Understand better social networks, their impacts on "classical economy" and their heterogeneity

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