On December 13-14, 2017, CAIDA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will host the (invitation-only) 8th interdisciplinary Workshop on Internet Economics (WIE) at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, CA.
The goal of this workshop series is to provide a forum for researchers, commercial Internet facilities and service providers, technologists, economists, theorists, policy makers, and other stakeholders to empirically inform emerging Internet regulatory and policy debates.
Place: Weaver Conference Center, Malamud Room, Institute of the Americas
UC San Diego Campus, La Jolla, CA
Topics of Interest
- What do we know about the economics of the Internet ecosystem?
- Interconnection, access, cloud, content
- Reallocation of revenues along the value network
- Limits to advertising-funded growth
- Implications of saturation of U.S. wireline broadband market, and possible new models for higher-level services
- Policy issues in the sharing economy: airbnb, ride-sharing
- What should a new Telecommunications Act look like?
- how to identify/regulate potential bottlenecks
- monitoring performance of communications markets
- addressing market failures, promoting industrial policy goals
- spectrum management
- public safety
- What data is needed in order to understand the state of the Internet and its future trajectory?
- privacy constraints and possible legislation
- future measurement platform architectures
- IoT measurement and transparency of device behavior
- New Community Effort: Integrated Platform for Applied Network Data Analysis (PANDA)
As in previous years, the format of this meeting is a series of focused sessions around specific, pre-selected topics. Presenters will prepare short talks (10 minutes) on issues related to the topics.
Not everyone will give a prepared talk, but we expect everyone to participate in the discussions, as well as provide input, writing, and/or feedback on the report we'll publish within shortly after the workshop. Our goal is to produce a public workshop report, but the discussions themselves (and the identity of specific speakers) will be specifically off the record.
- kc claffy (CAIDA/UC San Diego)
- David Clark (MIT)
We have reached our target capacity for this workshop. Registration for WIE 2017 is closed, and we will not be accepting any more registrants.
December 13 (Wednesday)
- 08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
- 09:00 - 10:00 Introductions, Discussion of hot topics, refining agenda
- David Clark (MIT/CSAIL) and kc claffy (CAIDA/UC San Diego), What I want to get out of this workshop (Survey: "Fears about future of the Internet")
- Examples of future hot topics:
- Introduction of NSF-funded PANDA project
- Demonstration of some components: AS Rank, MANIC
- Questions posted in PANDA Proposal
- 10:00 - 11:45 Background on Internet economics
- Andrew Odlyzko (University of Minnesota), Some puzzles of Internet economics
- Johannes Bauer (Michigan State University), Drivers of innovation in the advanced communications ecosystem
- Arnaud Jacquet (BT), Structure and evolution of broadband demand
- 10:30 - 11:00 break
- Geoff Huston (APNIC), Implications of rise of Content Distribution Networks
- Robert Frieden (Penn State University), The Internet of Platforms and Two-Sided Markets: Implications for Competition and Consumers
- Constantine Dovrolis (Georgia Institute of Technology), Nash-Peering: New Techno-Economic Framework for Internet Interconnections
- Christopher Yoo (University of Pennsylvania), Product Life Cycle Theory and the Maturation of the Internet
- 11:45 - 12:00 Discussion
- 12:00 - 13:30 lunch
- 13:30 - 15:00 Discussion of framing/content of "A New Telecom Act"
- Scott Jordan (University of California, Irvine), Primer: The FCC regulates services, not networks
- William Lehr (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Doug Sicker (Carnegie Mellon University), Regulatory Governance and Policy for the Digital Economy
- Bob Collie (Education Networks of America), Addressing Market Failures, Promoting Industrial Policy Goals
- Mark Johnson (MCNC), non-traditional provider issues - policy and economic
- Scott Wallsten (Technology Policy Institute), Political economy of telecom regulation and legislation
- Milo Medin (Google), Thoughts about the future of wireless broadband
- 15:00 - 15:30 break
- 15:30 - 16:30 Breakouts with assignments to do thought experiments/about specific regulatory scenarios
- 16:30 - 17:30 Discussion of breakout results
- 17:30 - 20:00 Dinner reception (on site)
December 14 (Thursday)
- 08:00 - 09:00 breakfast
- 09:00 - 10:00 Roundtable: What I learned from Day 1
- David Clark (MIT/CSAIL) and kc claffy (CAIDA/UCSD)
- 10:00 - 11:30 Measurement and evidence-based policy
- Tony Tauber (Comcast), An Essential Part of the Internet
- James Miller (FCC / OET), Challenges and a Path Forward for Realizing Data-Driven Federal Internet Policy
- Walter Johnston (FCC), Policy and Technology Challenges for a Future Wireless Infrastructure
- 10:30 - 11:00 break
- Bob Cannon (FCC), "Data I wish I had but do not" (TBA)
- Jason Livingood (Comcast), Wish Upon a Data Star: Data I wish I had, data I wish I could share, data I wish people talked about
- 11:30 - 12:00 Back to PANDA: Discussion of possible efforts
- What data do people want to see?
- What milestones should PANDA project aim at?
- 12:00 - 13:30 lunch
- 13:30 - 14:30 Emerging Topics
- Richard Clarke (AT&T), Will FTTH be the principal technology for very high speed Internet access?
- Emanuele Giovannetti (Anglia Ruskin University), Exploring the links between Networks' hierarchical structuring and affordability
- Vishal Misra (Columbia University/Google), Differential pricing and Network Neutrality
- Roch Guerin (Washington University in St. Louis), Pricing & bidding in the cloud for spot instances
- 14:30 - 15:00 final break, departure if necessary
- (TBD) Review workshop
- What topics do people want to see next year?
- Help write report
- 16:30 Adjourn and fill out survey
For this workshop, attendees are expected to make their own hotel reservations and transportation arrangements from their hotels to the workshop. For CAIDA's list of local hotels including shuttle availability, see the Local Hotels list (PDF).
This workshop is being held in the Weaver Cemter at the Institute of the Americas on the University of California (UC San Diego) campus.
- Shuttle to Hotels: SuperShuttle can be arranged to shuttle to UC San Diego campus or your hotel.
- Taxis: San Diego Taxi Information maintains a list of taxis with rates and additional information. Uber is also well established in San Diego and now has access to service San Diego's airport. GPSes will need to go to the intersection of Hopkins Drive and Voigt Lane. The nearest street address is 10100 Hopkins Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093.
- Car: Rental available at the airport near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2. To park on campus, see Parking on Campus section, below.
- Meeting Room:
The workshop will be held in the Weaver Center, Malamud Room at the Institute of the Americas on the
University of California San Diego campus.
- For directions to the Institute of the Americas, visit their website at http://www.iamericas.org/en/ under "About IOA - Location and Map".
- Driving into campus
Parking Permits: Parking permits are required to park on UC San Diego Campus. On arrival to campus on the morning of Day 1, check in with a CAIDA staff member waiting in front of the handicap spots on International Lane near the Institute of the Americas plaza. Tell them that you are here for WIE, and we will give you a complimentary parking permit for the day, and then point you to the Pangea Parking Structure for parking. Late arrivals can purchase permits at the paystations in Pangea Parking Structure for $20/day.
Please be sure to read the directions on the parking permit. Parking is limited. The penalty for an improperly parked car is at least $65 per day. We cannot be held responsible for citations issued for parking in an incorrect space or improperly displaying your permit.
A campus map for the WIE workshop shows where the permits will be distributed, the parking structure, and the Weaver Center where the meeting will be held.
Parking permits for Day 2 will be distributed at the end of Day 1, just prior to the reception.
For transportation concerns, general questions and help before the workshop, contact CAIDA at <admin-staff at caida.org> or (858) 534-5109.
General UC San Diego Maps and general UC San Diego Visitor Parking information are useful resources for navigating on campus. (For GPS-enabled attendees, the GPS coordinated of the Weaver Center is WGS84: 32°53'6.30'N, 117°14'28.02'W)