Anticipatory Networking Techniques in 5G and Beyond
ESR4: Özgür Umut Akgül


Biography: Özgür Umut Akgül received his B.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (Turkey) and M.Sc in Computer Engineering from the same university, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He graduated from B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with the third rank of honor in the faculty. He is currently a PhD student in Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB) in Politecnico di Milano. He is also an early state researcher in ACT5G Marie Curie Project. His publications appeared in Elsevier Computer communications, Elsevier Nano Communication Networks Journal, IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking 2014 (IEEE BlackseaCOM 2014) and ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication 2014 (ACM NANOCOM 2014). His current research includes 5G Network Management, Infrastructure Sharing, Game Theory and Self-Organized Networks.

Research lines: Within ACT5G his research activities cover the definition and analysis of a context-aware resource market for short term infrastructure sharing with trading and pricing framework. Main researches are focused on the analysis of the cost and pricing models, short time scale negotiations between operators, long term strategies for both operators and infrastructure providers and their effects on resource sharing. In the early stages of the research, a novel dynamic pricing and negotiation framework will be proposed in order to enable resource sharing with high spectral efficiency. In the long term, the evolution of the market framework with the operators' and infrastructure providers' decisions and objectives in terms of capacity expansion and profitability will be analyzed.

Interests: 5G Network Management, Techno-Economic Modeling of Wireless Markets, Dynamic Marketting, Game Theory, Resource Pricing, Short Time Scale Resource Trading, Self-Organized Networks

Journal Papers

  • O. U. Akgul, B. Canberk, "Self-Organized Things (SoT): An Energy Efficient Next Generation Network Management", Computer Communications (Elsevier), vol. 74, pp. 52-62, January 2016.
  • O. U. Akgul, B. Canberk, "An Interference-free and Simultaneous Molecular Transmission Model for Multi-User Nanonetworks", Nano Communication Networks Journal (Elsevier), vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 83-96, December 2014.
  • O. U. Akgul, B. Canberk, "Autonomous Anomaly Detection and Molecular Signaling Framework for Synthetic Nanodevices", Nano Communication Networks Journal (Elsevier), vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 55-62, September 2014.

Book Chapters

  • O. U. Akgul, B. Canberk, "Software Defined Things: A New Energy Efficient Network Management for Internet of Things (IoT) Architecture", in Smart Cities and Homes: Key Enabling Technologies, Edited by P. Nicopolitidis and M.S. Obaidat, ELSEVIER PUBLICATIONS, 2016.

Conference Papers

  • O. U. Akgul, I. Malanchini, V. Suryaprakash, and A. Capone "Dynamic resource allocation and pricing for shared radio access infrastructure", To appear in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2017), Paris, France, 2017.
  • O. U. Akgul, B. Canberk, "Immune Inspired Green Auto-Configuration Model for Self-Organizing Networks", in IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (IEEE BlackseaCOM), Chisinau-MOLDOVA, June 2014.
  • O. U. Akgul, B. Canberk, "Simultaneous Molecular Communication Model for Synthetic Nanodevices", in ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM NANOCOM), Atlanta-USA, May 2014.


  • M.Sc. Thesis: "Self - Organized Network Management Model for Next Generation Wireless Heterogenous Systems", Istanbul Technical University , TURKEY, 2014