Mobile Information Systems

End-to-End Automation of 5G Networks

Publishing date
01 Jul 2019
Submission deadline
01 Mar 2019

Lead Editor

1University Kurdistan-Hewlêr, KRG, Erbil, Iraq

2INPT, IRIT, Toulouse, France

3Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa, Turkey

End-to-End Automation of 5G Networks


The latest generation of mobile and wireless networks represented by the fifth generation (5G) is expected to change the landscape of communication in general: the new techniques in virtualization and softwarization will revolutionize the radio and core network of 5G by offering end-to-end high performance, low latency, and flexibility in providing different kinds of services in a ubiquitous way.

The revolution in 5G networks is represented by their automation and adaptability to fulfill the different requirements of the users. To do so, the service and the network infrastructure are configured through techniques like Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to enable the dynamicity of both radio and core network instead of having a fixed and static architecture. However, this automation cannot be achieved only through the use of tools but also by using intelligent mechanisms and predictive analytics in order to make them responsive to different customers’ requirements.

Providing techniques of automation in both radio and core networks will provide reliability through collaborative intelligent resource allocation management. Thus, this will result in providing agile services and new on-demand services in order to meet the requirements of the users as well as their Quality of Service (QoS), especially for real-time services.

This special issue aims to gather findings of the research community working on the latest models and techniques in automation, Quality of Service, resource allocation, service orchestration, and open platform for the automation of 5G mobile communications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Network Slicing for 5G core network
  • SDN and NFV integration in mobile core network
  • Modelling network scalability for adapting to huge number of services
  • Orchestration techniques for a flexible 5G architecture
  • Resource allocation design in mobile core networks
  • Performance analysis of mobile network automation
  • Capacity planning for the automation of 5G networks
  • Agile radio resource management in an automated 5G network
  • 5G Radio access network slicing
  • Latency critical IoT applications in an automated 5G network
  • Effect of 5G automation on energy consumption in an end-to-end architecture
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