CogNet: A network management architecture featuring cognitive capabilities

Lei Xu, Haytham Assem, Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Teodora Sandra Buda, Angel Martin, Domenico Gallico, Matteo Biancani, Antonio Pastor, Pedro A. Aranda, Mikhail Smirnov, Danny Raz, Olga Uryupina, Alberto Mozo, Bruno Ordozgoiti, Marius Iulian Corici, Pat O'Sullivan, Robert Mullins

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Abstract

It is expected that the fifth generation mobile networks (5G) will support both human-to-human and machine-to-machine communications, connecting up to trillions of devices and reaching formidable levels of complexity and traffic volume. This brings a new set of challenges for managing the network due to the diversity and the sheer size of the network. It will be necessary for the network to largely manage itself and deal with organisation, configuration, security, and optimisation issues. This paper proposes an architecture of an autonomic self-managing network based on Network Function Virtualization, which is capable of achieving or balancing objectives such as high QoS, low energy usage and operational efficiency. The main novelty of the architecture is the Cognitive Smart Engine introduced to enable Machine Learning, particularly (near) real-time learning, in order to dynamically adapt resources to the immediate requirements of the virtual network functions, while minimizing performance degradations to fulfill SLA requirements. This architecture is built within the CogNet European Horizon 2020 project, which refers to Cognitive Networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEUCNC 2016 - European Conference on Networks and Communications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages325-329
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028931
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Sep 2016
Event2016 European Conference on Networks and Communications, EUCNC 2016 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 27 Jun 201630 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameEUCNC 2016 - European Conference on Networks and Communications

Conference

Conference2016 European Conference on Networks and Communications, EUCNC 2016
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period27/06/201630/06/2016

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