About this book
This edited book serves as a companion volume to the Ninth INFORMS Telecommunications Conference held in College Park, Maryland, from March 27 to 29, 2008. With rapid advances in telecommunications technology there are many new innovative applications. These advances in technology spawn new research problems. In a certain sense, each one of the 17 papers in this volume is motivated by these advances in technology. Topics range from free-space optical networks to vehicular ad-hoc networks. The research contained in these papers cover a broad spectrum of issues. They range from the design of business models, tools for spectrum auctions, Internet charging schemes, Internet routing policies, and network design problems. Together, they address issues dealing both with engineering design and policy, and it is hoped that these papers will foster new ideas and research in their respective domains.