Title: New accounting system for the QoS-enabled multiservice internet: technical overview

Authors: Hak Ju Kim

Addresses: School of Business, University of Houston–Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston TX 77058, USA

Abstract: With the rapid commercialisation of the internet (i.e., e-commerce) and the introduction of new applications (e.g., internet telephony and video conferencing), the Quality of Service (QoS) in the internet is becoming a reality. So, the current flat-rate accounting system with the traditional internet service, which is called best-effort services, needs to be updated or replaced. This paper aims to get a richer understanding of internet accounting taxonomy, such as parameters, attributes, records, protocols and metering tools. We also investigate the current status of works (projects) for designing new Internet Accounting Systems (IASs).

Keywords: best-effort services; internet quality of service; QoS; internet accounting systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2009.022822

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2009 Vol.4 No.2, pp.173 - 194

Published online: 27 Jan 2009 *

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