Use Cases, Requirements and Assessment Criteria for Future Self-Organising Radio Access Networks

  • Mehdi Amirijoo
  • Remco Litjens
  • Kathleen Spaey
  • Martin Döttling
  • Thomas Jansen
  • Neil Scully
  • Ulrich Türke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5343)


Self-organisation (self-optimisation, self-configuration, and self-healing) methods are a promising concept to automate wireless access network planning, deployment and optimisation. This paper contains a mind setting exercise. First the mechanisms for which self-organisation is anticipated to be effective and feasible are identified. Then technical and non-technical requirements that need to be taken into account for the successful development of self-organisation functionalities are discussed. Furthermore, a set of metrics and appropriate reference cases (benchmarks) are presented, which allow to do on one hand a quantitative comparison of the different algorithms developed for a given use case, and on the other hand to evaluate the gains from self-organisation by comparing self-organisation solutions with the case of manual network operations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehdi Amirijoo
    • 1
  • Remco Litjens
    • 2
  • Kathleen Spaey
    • 3
  • Martin Döttling
    • 4
  • Thomas Jansen
    • 5
  • Neil Scully
    • 6
  • Ulrich Türke
    • 7
  1. 1.EricssonLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.TNO ICTDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.IBBTAntwerpBelgium
  4. 4.Nokia Siemens NetworksMunichGermany
  5. 5.TU BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany
  6. 6.VodafoneNewburyUnited Kingdom
  7. 7.AtesioBerlinGermany

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