Machine learning for 5G System Control and Automation

In comparison to 4G, there is a plethora of new applications envisioned for 5G, ranging from traditional efficient broadband communication links to more strictly reliable communication links suitable for critical communication in industrial applications or massive communication that is typically associated to the Internet of Things.

Telecommunication mast TV antennas wireless technology with blue sky Photo credit iStock/12521104In this project we develop solutions to increase the autonomy of 5G networks with the goal to improve network performance, reduce operation complexity, and increase resilience.

Employing probabilistic machine learning models in the project is a ground for an optimal decision making, in particular to satisfy the ultra-reliability requirements where uncertainty quantifications are crucial. The project aims to use probabilistic classification and regression frameworks to guarantee flexibility and autonomy of 5G components, and also use spatial and temporal models in order to take into account dynamic aspects such as device velocity, device movement path or daily/monthly variations of the network workload.

To autonomously adapt to various environmental changes and disturbances, the project aims to embed online learning components into our methods. Efficiency and scalability are challenges in the efficient development of the autonomous 5G environment, and development of appropriate big data processing methods is yet another aim of the project.

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Inter-frequency radio signal quality prediction for handover, evaluated in 3GPP LTE
Caroline Svahn, Oleg Sysoev, Mirsad Čirkić, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Joel Berglund
Accepted to VTC2019

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