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Application-aware User-centric Programmable Architectures for 5G Multi-tenant Networks

Deliverables

Design of multi-tenant mechanisms and operations

The proposed mechanisms for infrastructure sharing, OTT QoS provisioning and data pricing will be presented.

Survey of the state-of-the-art for mmWave communications

A thorough review of the state-of-the-art and the relevant methodological tools in the area of mmWave communications and antenna-array design

Survey of the state-of-the-art and review of multi-tenancy architectures and strategies

A thorough review of the state-of-the-art on SDN and virtualization techniques to ensure multi-tenancy and flexible resource allocation will be reported.

Evaluation and optimization of mmWave small cell communications

The optimization algorithms for small cell deployment and the proposed utility functions for user association will be presented and evaluated.

Performance assessment of cell-less protocols in 5G networks

The proposed schemes will be evaluated and discussed.

Deployment and benchmark evaluation of multi-tenant mechanisms and operations in 5G networks

Evaluation and benchmarking of the proposed schemes through simulations and testbed implementations will be reported.

Training Activities No. 4

A summary of the training activities that take place per year will be described

Survey of the state-of-the-art and review of RAN analytics modelling

A thorough review of the state-of-the-art on RAN architectures and analytics for service-oriented networks will be presented.

Training Activities No. 3

A summary of the training activities that take place per year will be described

Design and evaluation of service-oriented RAN architectures

Novel architectures and mechanisms to enhance QoE in multimedia applications and proximity services, exploiting edge-cloud capabilities, will be presented.

Training activities No. 2

A summary of the training activities that take place per year will be described

Survey of the state-of-the-art for user-centric mechanisms and architectures

A thorough review of the state-of-the-art on communication protocols, topologies and architecture for with view to 5G systems will be presented.

RAN analytics mechanisms and performance benchmarking of video, time critical and social applications

Evaluation and benchmarking of the proposed schemes through simulations and testbed implementations will be reported.

Dissemination, standardization and outreach plan

A plan for all relevant activities will be provided.

Design of protocols and mechanisms for cell-less resource management and mobility support

The proposed algorithms for efficient resource management and the novel handover schemes for cell-less networks will be presented.

Antenna design for mmWave communications

The novel antenna design will be described

Training activities No.1

A summary of the training activities that take place per year will be described

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Publications

Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces vs. Relaying: Differences, Similarities, and Performance Comparison

Author(s): Konstantinos Ntontin, Marco Di Renzo, Jian Song, Fotis Lazarakis, Julien de Rosny, Dinh-Thuy Phan-Huy, Osvaldo Simeone, Rui Zhang, Merouane Debbah, Geoffroy Lerosey, Mathias Fink, Sergei Tretyakov, and Shlomo Shamai (Shitz)
Published in: IEEE Communications Magazine, 2019, ISSN 0163-6804
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529414

Reflection probability in wireless networks with metasurface-coated environmental objects: an approach based on random spatial processes

Author(s): Marco Di Renzo and Jian Song
Published in: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2019, ISSN 1687-1499
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529447

On muting mobile terminals for uplink interference mitigation in HetNets—system-level analysis via stochastic geometry

Author(s): Francisco Javier Martín, Xiaojun Xi, Marco Di Renzo2 , Mari Carmen Aguayo-Torres and Gerardo Gomez
Published in: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2019, ISSN 1687-1499
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529460

Maximizing Infrastructure Providers’ Revenue Through Network Slicing in 5G

Author(s): Matteo Vincenzi, Elena López-Aguilera and Eduard García-Villegas
Published in: IEEE Access, 2019, ISSN 2169-3536
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529548

Matching Theory as Enabler of Efficient Spectrum Management in 5G Networks

Author(s): Christos Tsirakis, Elena Lopez-Aguilera, George Agapiou, and Dimitris Varoutas
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 2019, ISSN 2161-3915
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529556

A Comprehensive Survey of RAN Architectures Toward 5G Mobile Communication System

Author(s): Mohammad Asif Habibi, Meysam Nasimi, Bin Han, and Hans D. Schotten
Published in: IEEE Access, 2019, ISSN 2169-3536
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529573

Inhomogeneous Double Thinning—Modeling and Analysis of Cellular Networks by Using Inhomogeneous Poisson Point Processes

Author(s): Marco Di Renzo, Shanshan Wang and Xiaojun Xi
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2018, ISSN 1536-1276
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529581

Are Mobility Management Solutions Ready for 5G?

Author(s): Akshay Jain, Elena Lopez-Aguilera, and Ilker Demirkol
Published in: IEEE Communications Magazine, 2017, ISSN 0163-6804
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1000536

Multi-Tenant Slicing for Spectrum Management on the Road to 5G

Author(s): Matteo Vincenzi, Angelos Antonopoulos, Elli Kartsakli, John Vardakas, Luis Alonso and Christos Verikoukis
Published in: IEEE Wireless Communications, 2017, ISSN 1536-1284
DOI: 10.11109/mwc2017.17000138

Active Queue Management as Quality of Service Enabler for 5G Networks

Author(s): Mikel Irazabal, Elena Lopez-Aguilera and Ilker Demirkol
Published in: 2019
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529603

Access-aware Backhaul Optimization in 5G

Author(s): Rakibul Islam Rony, Elena Lopez-Aguilera and Eduard Garcia-Villegas
Published in: 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529611

Cooperative spectrum sharing in 5G access and backhaul networks

Author(s): Rakibul Islam Rony, Elena Lopez-Aguilera, Eduard Garcia-Villegas
Published in: 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529619

Optimization of 5G Fronthaul based on Functional Splitting at PHY Layer

Author(s): Rakibul Islam Rony, Elena Lopez-Aguilera, Eduard Garcia-Villegas
Published in: 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529625

Modeling Spatially-Correlated Cellular Networks by Using Inhomogeneous Poisson Point Processes

Author(s): Shanshan Wang, Marco Di Renzo, and Xiaojun Xi
Published in: 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529633

On the Stochastic Geometry Modeling and Optimization of Multi-Tenant Network Slicing

Author(s): Jian Song and Marco Di Renzo
Published in: 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529641

Load balancing and control using particle swarm optimisation in 5G heterogeneous networks

Author(s): Tareq M. Shami, David Grace and Alister Burr
Published in: 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1254445

Enhanced Handover Signaling through IntegratedMME-SDN Controller Solution

Author(s): Akshay Jain, Elena Lopez-Aguilera and Ilker Demirkol
Published in: 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1285817

Cooperation Incentives for Multi-Operator C-RAN Energy Efficient Sharing

Author(s): Matteo Vincenzi, Angelos Antonopoulos, Elli Kartsakli, John Vardakas, Luis Alonso and Christos Verikoukis
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3529650

Mobility Management as a Service for 5G Networks

Author(s): Akshay Jain, Elena Lopez-Aguilera and Ilker Demirkol
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1000488

Joint Access-Backhaul Perspective on Mobility Management in 5G Networks

Author(s): Rakibul Islam Rony, Akshay Jain, Elena Lopez-Aguilera, Eduard Garcia-Villegas and Ilker Demirkol
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1000498

User Association in Cell-less 5G Networks Exploiting Particle Swarm Optimisation

Author(s): Tareq M. Shami, David Grace and Alister Burr
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1000502

State-of-the-art on Virtualization and Software Defined Networking for Efficient Resource Allocation on Multi-tenant 5G Networks

Author(s): Christos Tsirakis, Panagiotis Matzoros and George Agapiou
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1000514

Control Framework for Ultra-dense cellular networks

Author(s): Panagiotis Matzoros, Christos Tsirakis and George Agapiou
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1000516

Load balancing in 5G Networks

Author(s): Christos Tsirakis, Panagiotis Matzoros, Petros Sioutis and George Agapiou
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1000518

Efficient Resource Allocation and Spectrum Trading for Virtualized Multi-tenant 5G Networks

Author(s): Christos Tsirakis, Panagiotis Matzoros, George Agapiou and Dimitris Varoutas
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1000522

Radio Access Network Behavior in Urban Environment

Author(s): Panagiotis Matzoros, Christos Tsirakis and George Agapiou
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1000524

Service oriented cloud CPE as a means of a future terminal

Author(s): Christos Tsirakis, Panagiotis Matzoros and George Agapiou
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1000532

Network Slicing in 5G Mobile Communication: Architecture, Profit Modeling, and Challenges

Author(s): Mohammad Asif Habibi, Bin Han and Hans D. Schotten
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1042409

Optimal Resource Dedication in Grouped Random Access for Massive Machine-Type Communications

Author(s): Bin Han, Mohammad Asif Habibi and Hans D. Schotten
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1042422

Dynamic antenna azimuth planning for 3G, 4G and future 5G broadband radio networks

Author(s): Yingjie You and Dimitris Kolokotronis
Published in: 2017
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1042538

On the Feasibility of Interference Alignment in Ultra-Dense Millimeter-Wave Cellular Networks

Author(s): Jian Song, Lam-Thanh Tu and Marco Di Renzo
Published in: 2016
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.248821