A network architecture for scalable end-to-end management of reusable AI-based applications

Flavio Brito, Josue Castaneda Cisneros, Neiva Linder, Roberto Riggio, Estefania Coronado, Javier Palomares, Jovanka Adzic, Javier Renart, Anders Lindgren, Miguel Rosa, Per Odling

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Abstract

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key enabler for future 6G networks. Currently, related architecture works propose AI-based applications and network services that are dedicated to specific tasks (e.g., improving the performance of RAN with AI). These proposed architectures offer a unique way to collect data, process it, and extract features from data for each AI-based application. However, this dedicated approach creates AI-silos that hinder the integration of AI in the networks. In other words, such AI-silos create a set of AI-models and data for AI-based applications that only work within a single dedicated task. This single-task approach limits the end-to-end integration of AI in the networks. In this work, we propose a network architecture to deploy AI-based applications, at different network domains, that prevents AI-silos by offering reusable data and models to ensure scalable deployments. We describe the architecture, provide workflows for the end-to-end management of AI-based applications, and show the viability of the architecture through multiple use cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Network of the Future, NoF 2023
EditorsProsper Chemouil, Muge Sayit, Xiaoming Fu, Diala Naboulsi, Cihat Cetinkaya, Razvan Stanica
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages98-102
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9798350338072
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event14th International Conference on Network of the Future, NoF 2023 - Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 2023 Oct 42023 Oct 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Network of the Future, NoF 2023

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Network of the Future, NoF 2023
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityIzmir
Period2023/10/042023/10/06

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Computer Systems

Free keywords

  • 6G
  • AI-Native Networks
  • E2E network management
  • Reusable AI-based applications

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