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Uncertainty-aware RAN Slicing via Machine Learning Predictions in Next-Generation Networks

ABOZARIBA, Raouf, NAEEM, Muhammad, ASADUZZAMAN, Md and PATWARY, Mohammad (2020) Uncertainty-aware RAN Slicing via Machine Learning Predictions in Next-Generation Networks. In: IEEE 92nd Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2020-Fall. IEEE. (In Press)

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Network slicing enables 5G network operators to offer diverse services in the form of end-to-end isolated slices, over shared physical infrastructure. Wireless service providers are facing the need to plan and rapidly evolve their slices configuration to meet the varied tenants’ demand. Network slicing unfolds a new market dimension to the infrastructure providers as well as to the tenants, who may acquire a network slice from the infrastructure provider to deliver a specific service to their respective subscribers. In this new context, there is a growing need for new network resource allocation algorithms to capture such proposition. This paper addresses this problem by introducing a family of online algorithms with the aim to (i) minimize tenants spectrum allocation costs, (ii) maximize radio resource utilization and (iii) ensure that the service level agreements (SLAs) provided to tenants are satisfied. We focus on improving the performance of prediction-based decisions that are made by a tenant when prediction models lack the desired accuracy. Our evaluations show that the proposed probabilistic approach can automatically adapt to prediction error variance, while largely improving network slice acquisition cost and resource utilization.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Engineering
Depositing User: Md ASADUZZAMAN
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2020 15:06
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020 15:06
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/6543

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