5G networks will be a key enabler for the Internet of Things by providing a platform for connecting a massive number of devices with heterogeneous sets of network quality requirements. In this environment, 5G network operators will have to solve the complex challenge of managing network services for diverse customer sectors (such as automotive, health or energy) with different requirements throughout their lifecycle.

In this paper -- winner of the SOCNE 15 Best Paper Award -- we present the current state of our work on automating part of the network service lifecycle management using knowledge management- and decision support techniques. We also present our ongoing implementation steps for such management function in 5G networks.

Full abstract in IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/ETFA.2015.7301660


Rafia Inam, Athanasios Karapantelakis, Konstantinos Vandikas, Leonid Mokrushin, Aneta Vulgarakis Feljan, Elena Fersman.

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Published 2015-09-08

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