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Using revenue management to determine pricing of reservations

Anthony Sulistio, Kyong Hoon Kim, Rajkumar Buyya, G Fox (ed.), K Chiu (ed.), R Buyya (ed.)

E-SCIENCE 2007: THIRD IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-SCIENCE AND GRID COMPUTING, PROCEEDINGS | IEEE COMPUTER SOC | Published : 2007

Abstract

Grid economy provides a mechanism or incentive for resource owners to be part of the Grid, and encourages users to utilize resources optimally and effectively. Advance reservation technique allows users to request resources in the future. However, few research has been done on determining pricing of such reservations. In this paper, we present a novel approach of using Revenue Management (RM) to determine pricing of reservations in Grids in order to increase pro ts. Hence, the aim of RM is to periodically update the prices in response to market demands, by charging different fares to different customers for a same resource. We evaluate the effectiveness of RM and show that by segmenting cust..

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