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Zero touch management and orchestration of network slices in 5G and beyond networks


Dr. Adlen Ksentini

Professor of computer science at the comunication systems departement of EURECOM IEEE COMSOC distinguished lecturer


6G systems are expected to serve a massive number of extremely heterogeneous Network Slices that cross multiple technological domains (i.e., RAN, Edge, Cloud, and Core), posing significant challenges to classical centralized management and orchestration approaches in terms of scalability and sustainability. Within this context, distributed and intelligent management and orchestration system is mandatory. This talk presents the challenges related to the management and orchestration of network slices in 5G and beyond mobile networks. Based on these requirements, a hierarchical, distributed, and AI-driven management framework is introduced, featuring a zero-touch service management concept. Finally, two use-case scenarios relaying on the proposed architecture are proposed.


Adlen Ksentini is a professor of computer science at the communication systems departement of EURECOM, and an IEEE COMSOC distinguished lecturer. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Cergy-Pontoise in 2005, with a dissertation on QoS provisioning in IEEE 802.11-based networks. From 2006 to 2016, he worked at the University of Rennes 1 as an assistant professor. During this period, he was a member of the Dionysos Team with INRIA, Rennes. His research topics are related to QoS and QoE support in future wireless, network virtualization, cloud networking, mobile networks, and more recently on Network Slicing and 5G. Adlen Ksentini is leading the Network Softwarization team of the communication system departments. The team is involved in several EU projects covering Network Softwarization topics in the context of 5G and beyond.