A provider based accounting architecture

R. Parhonyi, D. Quartel, A. Pras

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    This paper presents a novel content accounting architecture. Content accounting is becoming increasingly important since it is anticipated that in the near future more billable content on the Internet will be published. The architecture presented in this paper has a distributed functionality and an innovative view with respect to the payment system that is incorporated. The architecture enables outsourcing of the accounting functions. In particular it is shown how Internet Service Providers can be involved in the billing function. The proposed payment system is worldwide applicable and allows online, instant and small payments to be made for a number of content types and units. An important characteristic of this payment system is that customers can always use the same payment mechanism regardless the expectations and requirements of the other (paid) party.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2002 IEEE Workshop on IP Operations and Management, IPOM 2002
    Subtitle of host publication29-31 October 2002, Dallas, Texas USA
    PublisherUniversity of Texas
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-7658-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event2nd IEEE Workshop on IP Operations and Management, IPOM 2002 - Dallas, United States
    Duration: 29 Oct 200231 Oct 2002
    Conference number: 2


    Workshop2nd IEEE Workshop on IP Operations and Management, IPOM 2002
    Abbreviated titleIPOM
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • IR-37993
    • METIS-207109
    • EWI-7621


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