Self-Organizing Networks (SON)

Scheme of Self-Organizing Network

Concerning operation of modern radio networks, self-organization is a key concept to adapt radio parameters of the network equipment autonomously, i.e., without human intervention and without the corresponding personnel expenses. Application of SON functionalities generally aims at minimization of resource consuming task in terms of computational complexity, time consumption, communication overhead, and man power. These networks are both flexible and versatile as they are capable of dynamically adapting to network conditions and autonomously optimizing their performance with respect to some desirable parameters such as sum throughput, minimum throughput or energy efficiency. This concept is recently being supported by developments in cloud networks which allow for better resource management, cooperation and synchronization through their centralized infrastructure. The integration of the aforementioned concepts is especially challenging and interesting for multi-tier heterogeneous networks.

The development of models and algorithms for self-organized radio network operation covers various aspects, e.g.,

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Performance optimization via association, power and antenna management

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