Rennes, France and University of Vienna, Austria
Where Technology Meets Microeconomics and the User
Research in telecommunications evolves more and more beyond traditional communications engineering and integrates the perspectives of a broad variety of stakeholders covering the entire value network into a joint holistic framework. In this talk, we will discuss key aspects of the resulting communication ecosystem and highlight some recent advances in the area of Quality of Experience as a pivotal example for the related multidisciplinary research approach.
Peter Reichl has been studying mathematics, physics and philosophy in Munich and Cambridge (UK). After finishing his PhD studies in Computer Science at Aachen University of Technology and ETH Zurich, in 2001 he became member of the FTW Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (Austria) where he was responsible for the "User-centered Interaction and Communication Economics" group. Dr. Reichl has published more than 100 journal and conference papers in the areas of telecommunication economics, user perception of telecommunication services and Quality-of-Experience, next generation networks and future mobile networks and services. Following his habilitation at TU Graz (Austria), he became holder of the SISCOM and RBUCE WEST International Research Chairs on "Network-based Information and Communication Ecosystems" (NICE) at Université Européenne de Bretagne in Rennes (France) for the period 2010-2014. In 2011, he has been appointed Professor for Networking Technology at Aalto University Helsinki (Finland), and from 2013 onwards he will be affiliated with the University of Vienna as Full Professor for Computer Science ("Cooperative Systems").