1. Charging in communication networks.
Requirements for charging schemes.
The CA$hMAN project.
2. The abc scheme.
Models for charging schemes.
A general mechanism for usage-sensitive charging.
A numerical example.
Implementation and user issues.
3. Design and implementation concepts.
Accounting management service.
Service provision and charging - the common framework.
Interfaces and information flow.
User and network intelligent agents.
4. The CA$hMAN charging and accounting system.
Motivation and objectives of the system.
Service provision and accounting management.
The CA$hMAN charging unit.
Integration and deployment of the system.
User interface design.
A user agent for ABR connections.
Experiments with the ABR agent.
Automated tariff renegotiation.
Automated traffic contract renegotiation.
6. Open issues.
Relative prices of services.
A. Pricing for guaranteed services.
A simple charging mechanism
Charges that are linear in general measurements.
Accuracy and fairness.
Charging and acceptance control.
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