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From: David Farber <farber () central cis upenn edu>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 18:31:45 -0500

Professor Farber:


Would you please post this to the interesting-people mailing list on
behalf of Lee McKnight and Joe Bailey.


Thank you.


Research Program on Communications Policy
Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AND PAPERS


**Workshop on Internet Economics**


This two-day workshop on Internet economics will be held in Cambridge, MA on
March 9-10, 1995 and will bring together technologists, economists, business
leaders and policy makers to discuss the Internet as an economic system as
this medium for communication, information dissemination, electronic commerce,
etc. grows.


The goals of this workshop are:  1) develop a framework for understanding the
Internet as a self-sustaining economic system through panels and facilitated
discussion, 2) reach consensus on recommendations for industry and government
action, and 3) identify critical issues for future research on Internet
economics.


Topics include (but are not limited to):
-  Information Technologies, their Interoperability and Productivity
-  Internet Engineering and Economics
-  Internet Resource Allocation:  Congestion and Accounting
-  Internet Pricing:  Interconnection, Settlements, and Resale
-  Future Directions for Internet Economics
-  Commerce and Information Security on the Internet


Draft papers will be accepted, given the short lead time, before the workshop.


Discussions are underway with MIT Press and the Sloan Foundation for a book on
Internet Economics including revised versions of the best papers presented at
the workshop.


For more information, please contact iecon () far mit edu or call +1-617-253-
4138.


Partially funded by the National Science Foundation, grant #NCR-9509244,
and the Advanced Research Projects Agency, grant #N00174-93-C-0036.


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