An Intent-Driven Orchestration of Cognitive Autonomous Networks for RAN management

Anubhab Banerjee, Stephen S. Mwanje, Georg Carle

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Abstract

Intent Based Networks (IBNs) are mainly used to transform a user's intent into network configuration, operation, and maintenance strategies. In this paper we propose an a generic end-to-end design of an intent based network management system which we further customize to use in RAN control parameter and KPI management utilizing an existing technology (Cognitive Autonomous Network (CAN)). We introduce three new concepts in intent based network management: intent specification platform (ISP), formal intent and Intent Fulfillment System (IFS), which are not only relevant for this specific use case but can also be used by other network components. We discuss how our proposed solution can be implemented in Python as a standalone module so that it can be used with suitable networking simulators. Along with these, we also provide an overview of standardization impact of our research to show that it conforms with the worldwide mobile network management standardization efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2021 17th International Conference on Network and Service Management
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Management for Future Networks and Services, CNSM 2021
EditorsProsper Chemouil, Mehmet Ulema, Stuart Clayman, Muge Sayit, Cihat Cetinkaya, Stefano Secci
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages380-384
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783903176362
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event17th International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2021 - Virtual, Online, Turkey
Duration: 25 Oct 202129 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2021 17th International Conference on Network and Service Management: Smart Management for Future Networks and Services, CNSM 2021

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Network and Service Management, CNSM 2021
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityVirtual, Online
Period25/10/2129/10/21

Keywords

  • CAN
  • IBN
  • IDN
  • SON

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