Anticipatory Networking Techniques in 5G and Beyond
Project Organization

ACT5G is a 48-month project funded by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Initial Training Networks (ITN) European Industrial Doctorates (EID) (H2020 MSCA-ITN, project no. 643002). The project supports four Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) working on different aspects of anticipatory networking; the ESRs will obtain their PhD at one of the project partners; all four recruited PhD students are co-supervised by researchers at Nokia - Bell Labs in Germany, and will spend 50% of their project involvement duration in Stuttgart. A two-month intensive summer study camp is foreseen at the partner site of University of Maryland - College Park, MD, USA.

The project is organized into 4 four workpackages: 2 technical workpackages and 2 supporting ones, as reported hereafter.

Technical:
WP1 - Network Anticipation [WP leader: LiU]: the workpackage is dedicated to developing tools and methods to predict and anticipate the network status.
WP2 - Reaction Techniques [WP leader: Polimi]: the workpackage is dedicated to design effective algorithms to leverage the information that is anticipated/predicted.

Supporting:
WP3 - Project Management & Doctoral Training [WP leader: LiU]: coordination and management activities to settle the training process of the ESRs.
WP4 - Exploitation, Dissemination & Outreach [WP leader: Nokia-Bell Labs]: management activities to maximize the impact and outreach of ACT5G.

phd training

As shown in the previous figure, each ESR then focuses on one specific aspect of anticipation and reaction. Namely, the following pattern does apply:

ESR1: Network Data Analytics [Academic Site: Polimi - Fellow: Claudia Parera]

ESR2: Wireless Link Status Anticipation [Academic Site: LiU - Fellow: Cristian Tatino]

ESR3: Resource & Management Optimization for Wireless SDNs [Academic Site: LiU - Fellow: Emmanouil Fountoulakis ]

ESR4: Perfomance and Enablers of Infrastructure and Resource Sharing [Academic Site: Polimi - Fellow: Özgür Umut Akgül]