Virtualized cognitive network architecture for 5G cellular networks

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/575088
Title:
Virtualized cognitive network architecture for 5G cellular networks
Authors:
Elsawy, Hesham ( 0000-0003-4201-6126 ) ; Dahrouj, Hayssam ( 0000-0002-3075-321X ) ; Al-Naffouri, Tareq Y.; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 )
Abstract:
Cellular networks have preserved an application agnostic and base station (BS) centric architecture1 for decades. Network functionalities (e.g. user association) are decided and performed regardless of the underlying application (e.g. automation, tactile Internet, online gaming, multimedia). Such an ossified architecture imposes several hurdles against achieving the ambitious metrics of next generation cellular systems. This article first highlights the features and drawbacks of such architectural ossification. Then the article proposes a virtualized and cognitive network architecture, wherein network functionalities are implemented via software instances in the cloud, and the underlying architecture can adapt to the application of interest as well as to changes in channels and traffic conditions. The adaptation is done in terms of the network topology by manipulating connectivities and steering traffic via different paths, so as to attain the applications' requirements and network design objectives. The article presents cognitive strategies to implement some of the classical network functionalities, along with their related implementation challenges. The article further presents a case study illustrating the performance improvement of the proposed architecture as compared to conventional cellular networks, both in terms of outage probability and handover rate.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
Virtualized cognitive network architecture for 5G cellular networks 2015, 53 (7):78 IEEE Communications Magazine
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Communications Magazine
Issue Date:
17-Jul-2015
DOI:
10.1109/MCOM.2015.7158269
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0163-6804
Additional Links:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=7158269
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Articles; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorElsawy, Heshamen
dc.contributor.authorDahrouj, Hayssamen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Naffouri, Tareq Y.en
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T13:49:26Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T13:49:26Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07-17en
dc.identifier.citationVirtualized cognitive network architecture for 5G cellular networks 2015, 53 (7):78 IEEE Communications Magazineen
dc.identifier.issn0163-6804en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/MCOM.2015.7158269en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575088en
dc.description.abstractCellular networks have preserved an application agnostic and base station (BS) centric architecture1 for decades. Network functionalities (e.g. user association) are decided and performed regardless of the underlying application (e.g. automation, tactile Internet, online gaming, multimedia). Such an ossified architecture imposes several hurdles against achieving the ambitious metrics of next generation cellular systems. This article first highlights the features and drawbacks of such architectural ossification. Then the article proposes a virtualized and cognitive network architecture, wherein network functionalities are implemented via software instances in the cloud, and the underlying architecture can adapt to the application of interest as well as to changes in channels and traffic conditions. The adaptation is done in terms of the network topology by manipulating connectivities and steering traffic via different paths, so as to attain the applications' requirements and network design objectives. The article presents cognitive strategies to implement some of the classical network functionalities, along with their related implementation challenges. The article further presents a case study illustrating the performance improvement of the proposed architecture as compared to conventional cellular networks, both in terms of outage probability and handover rate.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/lpdocs/epic03/wrapper.htm?arnumber=7158269en
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dc.titleVirtualized cognitive network architecture for 5G cellular networksen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Communications Magazineen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionKing Fahd University of Petroleum and Mineralsen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorElsawy, Heshamen
kaust.authorDahrouj, Hayssamen
kaust.authorAl-Naffouri, Tareq Y.en
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