November 26, 2017

Agent composition for 5G management and orchestration

  • Raisanen V.

Virtualized execution environments in 5G network call for a linkage between network management and orchestration. Execution of 3GPP functionalities and management applications in the cloud also presents an opportunity to innovate outside of traditional paradigms. We describe a framework focusing on a virtual execution environment and utilizing agent composition to serve as a platform for realizations with particular goals â€" for example â€" in terms of coordination. The framework allows for focusing on the opportunities provided with cloud environment and microservices-based agent composition, and describing relevant aspects of orchestration, while avoiding aspects of orchestration which would bring unnecessary complexity to the analysis. The framework is planned to be used as a basis for research demonstrator later on for implementing 5G use cases.

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