A Service Component-based Accounting and Charging Architecture to Support Interim Mechanisms across Multiple Domains

V.M. Le, Bernhard J.F. van Beijnum, G.B. Huitema

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    Today, telematics services are o Aen compositions of different chargeable service components offered by different service providers. To enhance component-based accounting and charging, the service composition information is used to match with the corresponding charging structure of a service session. This enables the sharing of revenues among the service providers, and calculation of the total cost for the end-user. When multiple independent service providers are involved, it is a great challenge to apply interim accounting and charging during a service session in order to minimize financial risks between business partners. Another interesting development is the trend towards outsourcing accounting and charging processes to specialized business partners. This requires a decoupling between provisioning and accounting and charging processes. In this paper, we propose a comprehensive component-based accounting and charging architecture to support service session provisioning across multiple domains. The architecture, modeled in UML, incorporates an interim accounting and charging mechanism to enable the processing and exchange of accounting information needed to update intermediate charges for separate service components and the user’s credit, even during the service provisioning phase.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication9th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium
    Place of PublicationPiscataway (NJ), USA
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-8230-7
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004
    Event10th IEEE/IFP Network Operations & Management Symposium 2004 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 19 Apr 200423 Apr 2004
    Conference number: 10

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    Conference10th IEEE/IFP Network Operations & Management Symposium 2004
    Abbreviated titleNOMS 2004
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
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    • EWI-7503
    • IR-50002
    • METIS-223104

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