Research Area of the Group

Just as computer science technology impacts existing economic structures, the application of economic principles can have a significant impact on the performance of new technologies. From the application of these economic principles, technologies emerge which are simple and increase social welfare. Our research centers on interdisciplinary research between economics, sociology, and computer science. This includes the economic analysis of existing technologies, the development of new information systems, and the modeling of systems. In particular, we are interested in:

  • Controlling systems through pricing

  • Economically efficient allocation of resources

  • Analysis of technical systems


The primary application area of the research group is infrastructure for networked systems, such as:

  • Computer networks (optical networks, peer-to-peer networks, ad-hoc networks)

  • Interconnection of (any type of) networks (ISP interconnection, networked industries)

  • Software services (SaaS, IaaS, Web2.0)

  • Knowledge networks (and its knowledge transfer and knowledge creation)

  • ICT for electricity networks (especially renewable energy)

  • Market places for resources

  • Grid computing and cloud computing

  • Network science

  • Service science

  • Charging and accounting

  • Pricing

  • Business intelligence systems

  • Business support systems

  • Decision support systems

  • Social network systems

  • e-infrastructures


In order to realize this, we implement prototypes, design analytical model, simulate systems, apply game theory, design market mechanisms, perform analytical analysis, conduct social network analysis, or perform measurements.


Research Background


As a service for fellow researcher working in our fields of interest we have collected links to people, conferences and literature about different topics:

  • Grid Economics: Information about research in the area of economics in Grid computing and Cloud computing.

  • Network Economics: Links to people and literature in Computer Network Economics.

  • Service Science: Information about research in service science.

  • Software Service: Information about research in software services.



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