Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Modeling the Adoption of new Network Architectures

Dilip Antony Joseph, John Chuang and Ion Stoica

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2007-41
April 12, 2007

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2007/EECS-2007-41.pdf

We propose an economic model based on user utility to study the adoption of new network architectures such as IPv6. We use analysis and simulation studies to understand the role of various factors such as user and network benefits, switching costs, and the existence of converters on new network architecture adoption. We find that carefully engineered converters, that offer a new network architecture user with partial benefits of the existing network architecture, hasten the adoption of the new network architecture.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Joseph:EECS-2007-41,
    Author = {Joseph, Dilip Antony and Chuang, John and Stoica, Ion},
    Title = {Modeling the Adoption of new Network Architectures},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2007},
    Month = {Apr},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2007/EECS-2007-41.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2007-41},
    Abstract = {We propose an economic model based on user utility to study the adoption of new network architectures such as IPv6. We use analysis and simulation studies to understand the role of various factors such as user and network benefits, switching costs, and the existence of converters on new network architecture adoption.  We find that carefully engineered converters, that offer a new network architecture user with partial benefits of the existing network architecture, hasten the adoption of the new network architecture.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Stoica, Ion
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