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MACHINE LEARNING-BASED, NETWORKING AND COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OF 5G AND BEYOND INTELLIGENT NETWORKS

Objective

5G mobile networks will be soon available to handle all types of applications and to provide service to massive numbers of users. In this complex and dynamic network ecosystem, an end-to-end performance analysis and optimization will be key features, in order to effectively manage the diverse requirements imposed by multiple vertical industries over the same shared infrastructure. To enable such a vision, the MARSAL targets the development and evaluation of a complete framework for the management and orchestration of network resources in 5G and beyond, by utilizing a converged optical-wireless network infrastructure in the access and fronthaul/midhaul segments. At the network design domain, MARSAL targets the development of novel cell-free based solutions that allows the significant scaling up of the wireless APs in a cost-effective manner by exploiting the application of the distributed cell-free concept and of the serial fronthaul approach, while contributing innovative functionalities to the O-RAN project. In parallel, in the fronthaul/midhaul segments MARSAL aims to radically increase the flexibility of optical access architectures for Beyond-5G Cell Site connectivity via different levels of fixed-mobile convergence. At the network and service management domain, the design philosophy of MARSAL is to provide a comprehensive framework for the management of the entire set of communication and computational network resources by exploiting novel ML-based algorithms of both edge and midhaul DCs, by incorporating the Virtual Elastic DataCenters/Infrastructures paradigm. Finally, at the network security domain, MARSAL aims to introduce mechanisms that provide privacy and security to application workload and data, targeting to allow applications and users to maintain control over their data when relying on the deployed shared infrastructures, while AI and and Blockchain technologies will be developed in order to guarantee a secured multi-tenant slicing environment.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/network security

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 700 000

Participants (13)

IQUADRAT INFORMATICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 425 000
Address
Calle Doctor Rizal 10, P.bj2 Pta 2
08006 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 598 318,75
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 456 250
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 576 390
Address
Kurfursten-anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Israel
EU contribution
€ 499 475
Address
Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Kifisias 99
15124 Maroussi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
New Road Peania Markopoulo 19 7Km
19002 Peania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EBOS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 361 875
Address
Arch. Makariou Iii And Mesaorias 1 Office 101
2322 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORANGE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 242 500
Address
Rue Olivier De Serres 78
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 396 875
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACCELLERAN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 443 750
Address
Heerstraat 12
2440 Geel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PIETRZYK SLAWOMIR
Poland
EU contribution
€ 465 000
Address
Ulica Pulawska 45B
05 500 Piaseczno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHARROWTECH
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 361 250
Address
Verbrande Poort 8
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)