The development of the internet is one of the major developments in the latter part of the twentieth century. It has had a profound impact on people’s lives as well as business. Global major companies like Ebay, Amazon, Yahoo and Google have emerged.
From questions on bandwidth and resource allocation, internet routing and congestion, network design, pricing, online auctions, optimization of ad placement, search algorithms, among many others, Operations Research methods are beginning to have an impact in the internet.
It is the aspiration of this conference to begin the dialog among researchers and practitioners about the potential use of methods from Operations Research in the internet, identify new problems of importance and suggest new methods to old problems.