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dc.contributor.authorGhasemi, Maryamen_US
dc.contributor.authorMatta, Ibrahimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-07T13:32:45Z
dc.date.available2018-12-07T13:32:45Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationMaryam Ghasemi, Ibrahim Matta. 2016. "Pricing differentiated brokered internet services." IEEE INFOCOM - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOMW.2016.7562058
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/32910
dc.description.abstractPrice war, as an important factor in undercutting competitors and attracting customers, has spurred considerable work that analyzes such conflict situation. However, in most of these studies, quality of service (QoS), as an important decision-making criterion, has been neglected. Furthermore, with the rise of service-oriented architectures, where players may offer different levels of QoS for different prices, more studies are needed to examine the interaction among players within the service hierarchy. In this paper, we present a new approach to modeling price competition in service-oriented architectures, where there are multiple service levels. In our model, brokers, as the intermediaries between end-users and service providers, offer different QoS by adapting the service that they obtain from lower-level providers so as to match the demands of their clients to the services of providers. To maximize profit, players at each level, compete in a Bertrand game, while they offer different QoS. To maintain an oligopoly market, we then describe underlying dynamics which lead to a Bertrand game with price constraints at the providers' level. Numerical examples demonstrate the behavior of brokers and providers and the effect of price competition on their market shares.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://www.cs.bu.edu/fac/matta/Papers/sdp2016.pdf
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofIEEE INFOCOM - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS)
dc.subjectWeb and internet servicesen_US
dc.subjectPricingen_US
dc.subjectQuality of serviceen_US
dc.subjectService-oriented architectureen_US
dc.subjectBertrand competitionen_US
dc.subjectPrice constraintsen_US
dc.titlePricing differentiated brokered internet servicesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/INFCOMW.2016.7562058
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
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pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Computer Scienceen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US


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