Neutral Access 2013. User centricity in future mobile networks

Internet users are no longer to be regarded as recipients of services. Rather, they have become at the time producers and consumers (i.e., prosumers) in the Internet value chain. Examples include not only online social networks, user-provided contents, and peer-to-peer services, but also Wi-Fi communities in which endusers act as micro-providers by sharing their Internet bandwidth to extend and complement operators’ access networks. Following this trend, prosumers are being regarded as key components in the design of LTE and 5G networks.

There are however, several questions that need to be answered in order to fully exploit the potential of endusers in next generation mobile networks. Which are the key benefits that prosumers will bring to mobile networks? What kind of incentives will be required to motivate endusers to cooperate with each other? How will trust and reputation be managed in LTE and 5G networks? Is there any risk for individuals who accept to share the computational and bandwidth resources of their mobile terminals? All these questions will be addressed in Urbino at NeutralAccess 2013, 6th edition of the Italian meeting on net neutrality and access networks, organized by the University of Urbino in cooperation with NeuNet and with the Consortium of the ULOOP FP7 Project.

User centricity and the future of mobile networks will be presented and discussed by Paolo Grazioso (FUB), Rute Sofia (Universidade Lusofona, PT), Marana Avvisati (AGCOM), David Valerdi (FON, ES), Paolo di Francesco (Level7), Mauro Boldi (Telecom Italia), Olivier Marcé (Alcatel Lucent BellLabs, FR), Qing Zhou (Huawei, DE), and Alessandro Bogliolo (University of Urbino).

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is recommended due to the limited capacity of the room.


Prof. Bogliolo et al.

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Prof. Alessandro Bogliolo

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Luogo Data Orario Crediti (CFU)
Urbino, Aula Magna del Collegio Raffaello 2 Ottobre 2013 09:30 - 13:30 0,25