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Accounting and charging - Guarantees and contracts


Stiller, Burkhard; Hausheer, David; Gerke, Jan; Racz, Peter; Morariu, Cristian; Waldburger, Martin (2007). Accounting and charging - Guarantees and contracts. In: Mühlhäuser, Max; Gurevych, Iryna. Handbook of Ubiquitous Computing Technology for Real Time Enterprises. Hershey: Information Science Reference, 302-336.

Abstract

Charging for IP-based communications determines the overall term for metering or monitoring, accounting, pricing, charge calculation, and billing. These five actions are detailed in this chapter to provide a clear view on their interdependencies as well as their relations to distributed computing. Since an ubiquitous computing approach does require communication means between all entities involved, the provisioning of these communication channels is supported typically by commercial service providers— covering network, transport, and value-added services. Thus, the legal and contractual relationships between customers and providers as well as technological choices of protocols, mechanisms, and parameters define the area of interest here.

Charging for IP-based communications determines the overall term for metering or monitoring, accounting, pricing, charge calculation, and billing. These five actions are detailed in this chapter to provide a clear view on their interdependencies as well as their relations to distributed computing. Since an ubiquitous computing approach does require communication means between all entities involved, the provisioning of these communication channels is supported typically by commercial service providers— covering network, transport, and value-added services. Thus, the legal and contractual relationships between customers and providers as well as technological choices of protocols, mechanisms, and parameters define the area of interest here.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:2007
Deposited On:10 Aug 2012 12:08
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:47
Publisher:Information Science Reference
ISBN:978-1-59904-832-1
Official URL:http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/accounting-charging-guarantees-contracts/21774
Related URLs:http://opac.nebis.ch/F/?local_base=NEBIS&CON_LNG=GER&func=find-b&find_code=SYS&request=006082858
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:3718

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