Accounting is a key task in commercial networks.
With the increasing number of IP-based services and mobility
support, accounting needs to evolve towards an integrated,
service-oriented accounting approach in a mobile environment.
Therefore, this dissertation digest paper presents the Serviceoriented
Tailored Accounting Configuration (STACO)
architecture that enables a service-oriented accounting
configuration management in a mobile, multi-domain networking
environment. Additionally, it presents the Diameter flow
accounting application as an extension to the Diameter protocol in
order to integrate IP flow accounting into any Diameter-based
infrastructure and to support an efficient transfer of IP flow
Keywords–Accounting, Accounting Configuration, Mobility, IP
Flow Accounting, Diameter, IPFIX.