Business Process Management and Service Value Networks: Design, modeling and management of business processes and services in value networks. Analyse optimisation techniques to address the problem of optimising and transforming business processes. Identify Key Performance Indicators and quantitatively measure them.
Auction Theory: Development of auction mechanisms to allocate bandwidth or multidimensional network contracts to end-users efficiently, satisfying the objective of incentive compatibility. Development of hierarchical auction formats to allocate network resources in multiple levels in the presence of intermediaries/retailers.
Network Economics: Study of pricing mechanisms applied to multiservice networks such that economical and engineering efficiency be balanced.
Network Management: Study of methods to improve a network’s performance.
Other: Game Theory, Queuing Theory, Operational Research, Applied Probabilities, Stochastic Processes, Statistics.