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T17: AI-based Network Management for High-quality Services in Wireless Networks - VTC2021-Fall

T17: AI-based Network Management for High-quality Services in Wireless Networks

Organizer: Haris Gacanin, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Organizer: Song Ci, Tsinghua University, China

Abstract: With the fast development of radio and networking technologies, modern communication systems have become more and more complex. On the other hand, the overall communication infrastructure needs to satisfy various QoS (Quality of Service) requirements posed by various users and application scenarios. The shift from managing network nodes and devices to managing functions that are part of services provided to users will be addressed. These functions are mostly related to the end-to-end user experience and directly coupled with different network management strategies. This tutorial gives an overview of multi-disciplinary research related to user experience and network management with their components and design challenges. We address the shortcomings of contemporary rule-based optimization protocols and re-thinking our operations and management for boosting the network performance. Specifically, a paradigm shift toward the confluence of computer science and communication engineering would be necessary to embrace and study interactions between network design and user experience. To design user-centric communication network, the following major design challenges have to be overcome: 1) provide end-to-end application-oriented QoS for connecting users, 2) design end-to-end communication connectivity infrastructure to autonomous adapt to dynamic changes of QoS requirements and 3) respond various operational dynamics existing in both physical and user domains in an agile fashion. The overarching goal of this tutorial is to elaborate on the feasibility of applications of artificial intelligence in communication network management for application-oriented end-to-end QoS provisioning.

Bio: Haris Gačanin received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical engineering from the University of Sarajevo in 2000. In 2005 and 2008, respectively, he received MSc and Ph.D. from Tohoku University in Japan. He was with Tohoku University from 2008 until 2010 first as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow and later, as an Assistant Professor. He joined Alcatel-Lucent Bell (now Nokia Bell) in 2010 as a Physical-layer Expert and later as Department Head at Nokia Bell Labs. From 2020, he is a full professor at RWTH Aachen University where he is head of Chair for Distributed Signal Processing and a co-director of the Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems at RWTH Aachen University. His professional interests are related to broad areas of digital signal processing and artificial intelligence with applications in wireless communications. He has 200+ scientific publications (journals, conferences, and patent applications) and invited/tutorial talks. He is a fellow of IEEE and Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, the editor of IEICE Transactions on Communications and IET Communications. He acted as a general chair and technical program committee member of various IEEE conferences. He is a recipient of several Nokia innovation awards, IEICE Communication System Study Group Best Paper Award (joint 2014, 2015, 2017), The 2013 Alcatel-Lucent Award of Excellence, the 2012 KDDI Foundation Research Award, the 2009 KDDI Foundation Research Grant Award, the 2008 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, the 2005 Active Research Award in Radio Communications, 2005 Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2005-Fall) Student Paper Award from IEEE VTS Japan Chapter and the 2004 Institute of IEICE Society Young Researcher Award.

Bio: Song Ci received his B.S. from Shandong University, M.S. from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in 1992, 1998, and 2002, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. He is a Professor with Electrical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, China. Before joining Tsinghua University, he was a Tenured Associate Professor with the ECE Department, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, USA. He was an assistant engineer in Shandong P&T Engineering Co. Ltd. from 2002 to 2005 and a R&D engineer in 3COM Corporation in 2001. He is the founder of Nova Greentech, Inc. His current research interests include large-scale dynamic complex system modeling and optimization, energy Internet and distributed energy management, sustainable ICT. He has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed articles in those areas. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM. He has served as an Editor or a Guest Editor in many journals and served on TPCs of numerous international conferences.