ML-powered Zero-Touch approach to Optimised Service placement and Resource Allocation
Xenofon Vasilakos (Lecturer at the University of Bristol, UK)
Network softwarisation in current and future generations of wireless networks (5G/6G) implies a series of significant merits such as flexibility and agility. The key concepts in support of this are Software Defined Networking (SDN) and, in particular, Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), both of which are essential for enabling scalable vertical industry services with strict performance requirements, e.g: a seemingly infinite resource capacity and imperceptible latency, or global web-scale service reach even for personalized services. This talk will overview recent key research publications related to Zero-touch network and Service Management (ZSM) solutions, including Machine Learning (ML) approaches, IoT/Industrial IoT (IIoT), Intelligent Orchestration & profiling of VNFs, automated VNF placement and Zero Downtime Edge Application Mobility. The latter works fall into research categories that envision disrupting the future landscape 5G/6G services.