Workshop Program Smart Data Pricing

Smart Data Pricing (SDP 2017)
Monday, 1 May 2017 ● 13:30 – 17:30 ● Atlanta 5
Demand for data in both wired and wireless broadband networks is doubling every year, inducing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to use pricing both as a congestion management tool and a revenue generation model.  This changing landscape is evidenced by the elimination of flat-rate plans in favor of $10/GB usage-based fees in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. More recently, new monetization approaches are taking off, such as the Sponsored Content plans from AT&T and other ISPs in Asia, Africa, and South America. Consequently, Smart Data Pricing (SDP) is now playing a major role in the future of mobile, broadband, and content. In addition to papers on the economics of Internet data transmission, we welcome papers that consider related areas, e.g., pricing in the Internet-of-Things, which will likely be a major component on 5G wireless networks, as well as the pricing of smart grids, cloud resources, and the sharing economy. We expect that the workshop will benefit from bringing together not only the attendees’ different views on pricing, but also technical papers on a variety of application domains. The Sixth Workshop on SDP will provide an interdisciplinary platform for researchers in engineering, economics, and business schools to exchange novel ideas that jointly address the challenges and opportunities presented by the recent explosive growth in demand for broadband data.

Organizing Committee Chairs:
Sangtae Ha (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
Jianwei Huang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Carlee Joe-Wong (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Steering Committee:
Matthew Andrews (Nokia Bell Labs, USA)
Mung Chiang (Princeton University, USA)
Roch Guerin (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
Alok Gupta (University of Minnesota, USA)
Andrew Odlyzko (University of Minnesota, USA)
Krishan Sabnani (Nokia Bell Labs, USA)
Soumya Sen (University of Minnesota, USA)
13:30 – 13:35
13:35 – 15:00
Session I
Chair: Sangtae Ha
Smart Parking Pricing: A Machine Learning Approach
Eran Simhon, Christopher Liao, David Starobinski (Boston University, USA)
Pricing and Bidding Strategies for Cloud Computing Spot Instances
Jiayi Song and Roch Guérin (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
Multicommodity Games in Public-Cloud Markets Considering Subadditive Resource Demands
George Kesidis, Neda Nasiriani, Yuquan Shan, Bhuvan Urgaonkar (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Ioannis Lambadaris (Carleton University, Canada)
Volume-Based Pricing with Guaranteed Data Rate
Behdad Heidarpour and Zbigniew Dziong (École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada)
Wing Cheong Lau (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
15:30 – 16:15
Session II
Chair: Carlee Joe-Wong
Incentive Design for Ad-Sponsored Content: Results from a Randomized Trial
Soumya Sen, Gordon Burtch, Alok Gupta (University of Minnesota, USA)
Rudiger Rill (University of Colorado, USA)
Contracts as Entry Barriers for Unlicensed Spectrum
Yining Zhu, Randall A. Berry (Northwestern University, USA)
16:15 – 17:15
Keynote Session
Chair: Jianwei Huang
Randall A. Berry (Northwestern University, USA)
The Impact of Intermittent Spectrum on Wireless Service Competition
17:15 – 17:30
Best Paper Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks