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Anticipatory Networking Techniques in 5G and Beyond

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Project "ACT5G" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙043˙441 €
 EC max contribution 1˙043˙441 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-ITN-EID
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-05-01   to  2019-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET SE (LINKOPING) coordinator 527˙318.00
2    POLITECNICO DI MILANO IT (MILANO) participant 516˙122.00


 Project objective

The rapid growth in mobile network data traffic contributed to the unprecedented speed of 4G LTE adoption, creating the need of sustainable capacity growth in next generation of wireless systems, namely 5G. A key success factor of 5G is network and management system design for flexibility by prediction and adaptation. To this end, anticipation is a promising new approach. By predicting and adapting to upcoming events at various time scales, an anticipatory network improving the operation quality and efficiency. First, network resources ranging from spectrum and buffers can be managed optimally to meet users’ requirements. Second, network operators can jointly plan how to share infrastructures and resources to meet their demands at lower costs and better energy efficiency.

The ACT5G project addresses these challenges by two parallel research thrusts which we identify as Network Prediction and Reaction Mechanisms. The research in these thrusts ranges from analytic methods and models for anticipatory networks, to optimization in resource management and infrastructure sharing.

To achieve the objectives, ACT5G engages in a four-year research program centered around four industrial PhDs. Half of the duration of the involvement of the early stage researchers (ESRs) in the program will be spent at the site of Alcatel Lucent Bell-Labs, giving the core industrial aspect of the ACT5G project.

ACT5G brings together a consortium of complementary research skills, ensuring that the involved ESRs conduct top-level beyond-state-of-the-art research, while enjoying a well-structured program for industrial-oriented doctoral studies. The added value of ACT5G is the creation of a critical mass of trained researchers, working together under joint industrial/academic supervision. The outcomes of the project are have a direct impact on the evolution towards 5G networks, the career perspectives of the ESRs, and the human capital of the European Research Area.


List of deliverables.
PhD dissertation drafts Documents, reports 2019-11-11 10:17:24
WP2 Research report II Documents, reports 2019-11-11 10:17:24
WP1 Research report II Documents, reports 2019-11-11 10:17:24
Consolidated state of the art surveys (ESRs 1-2) and individual research proposals Documents, reports 2019-05-31 11:09:38
Consolidated state of the art surveys (ESRs 3-4) and individual research proposals Documents, reports 2019-05-31 11:09:33
Supervisory Borad of the Network Other 2019-05-31 11:09:32
Dissemination and public engagement activities plan Documents, reports 2019-05-31 11:09:41
WP2 Research report I Documents, reports 2019-05-31 11:09:29
WP1 Research report I Documents, reports 2019-05-31 11:09:29

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of ACT5G deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Fountoulakis, Emmanouil; Liao, Qi; Pappas, Nikolaos
An End-to-End Performance Analysis for Service Chaining in a Virtualized Network
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
3 2019-10-28
2019 Ioannis Dimitriou, Nikolaos Pappas
Performance analysis of a cooperative wireless network with adaptive relays
published pages: 157-173, ISSN: 1570-8705, DOI: 10.1016/j.adhoc.2018.12.007
Ad Hoc Networks 87 2019-09-02
2019 Cristian Tatino, Nikolaos Pappas, Ilaria Malanchini, Lutz Ewe, Di Yuan
On the Benefits of Network-Level Cooperation in Millimeter-Wave Communications
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1536-1276, DOI: 10.1109/twc.2019.2924432
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 2019-09-02
2018 Nikolaos Pappas, Marios Kountouris, Anthony Ephremides, Vangelis Angelakis
Stable Throughput Region of the Two-User Broadcast Channel
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 0090-6778, DOI: 10.1109/tcomm.2018.2834943
IEEE Transactions on Communications 2019-05-22
2019 Ozgur Umut Akgul, Ilaria Malanchini, Antonio Capone
Dynamic Resource Trading in Sliced Mobile Networks
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1932-4537, DOI: 10.1109/tnsm.2019.2893126
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management 2019-05-22
2018 Ioannis Dimitriou, Nikolaos Pappas
Stable Throughput and Delay Analysis of a Random Access Network With Queue-Aware Transmission
published pages: 3170-3184, ISSN: 1536-1276, DOI: 10.1109/twc.2018.2808195
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 17/5 2019-05-22
2018 Lei You, Qi Liao, Nikolaos Pappas, Di Yuan
Resource Optimization With Flexible Numerology and Frame Structure for Heterogeneous Services
published pages: 2579-2582, ISSN: 1089-7798, DOI: 10.1109/lcomm.2018.2865314
IEEE Communications Letters 22/12 2019-05-22
2017 Lorela Cano, Antonio Capone, Giuliana Carello, Matteo Cesana, Mauro Passacantando
On Optimal Infrastructure Sharing Strategies in Mobile Radio Networks
published pages: 3003-3016, ISSN: 1536-1276, DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2017.2673841
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications 16/5 2019-05-29
2017 N. Pappas, E. Fountoulakis, C. Tatino, V. Angelakis, D. Yuan
Pursuing the potential of new mechanisms for performance engineering of 5G
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Proceedings of IEEE CAMAD 2019-04-02
2017 Nicola Bui, Matteo Cesana, S. Amir Hosseini, Qi Liao, Ilaria Malanchini, Joerg Widmer
A Survey of Anticipatory Mobile Networking: Context-Based Classification, Prediction Methodologies, and Optimization Techniques
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1553-877X, DOI: 10.1109/COMST.2017.2694140
IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials 2019-05-29
2017 A. Lieto, I. Malanchini, V. Suryaprakash, A. Capone
Making the Case for Dynamic Wireless Infrastructure Sharing: a Techno-Economic Game
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Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks 2019-04-02
2017 C. Tatino, I. Malanchini, D. Aziz, D. Yuan
Beam Based Stochastic Model of the Coverage Probability in 5G Millimeter Wave Systems
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks 2019-04-02
2017 E. Fountoulakis, N. Pappas, Q. Liao, V. Suryaprakash, D. Yuan
An Examination of the Benefits of Scalable TTI for Heterogeneous Traffic Management in 5G Networks
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks 2019-04-02
2017 Ö. U. Akgül, I. Malanchini, V. Suryaprakash, A. Capone
Dynamic Resource Allocation and Pricing for Shared Radio Access Infrastructure
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Proceedings of IEEE ICC 2019-04-02
2017 A. Capone, M. Cesana, I. Malanchini, V. Suryaprakash
Making the case for a real-time market of wireless resources with network slicing and sharing
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Proceedings of IEEE CAMAD 2019-04-02
2016 Lorela Cano, Antonio Capone, Giuliana Carello, Matteo Cesana, Mauro Passacantando
Cooperative Infrastructure and Spectrum Sharing in Heterogeneous Mobile Networks
published pages: 2617-2629, ISSN: 0733-8716, DOI: 10.1109/JSAC.2016.2606244
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 34/10 2019-05-29

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