Organization

The project is divided in four work packages (WP).

  • WP0 is the project management work package. Telecom ParisTech is responsible for this work package. WP0 ensures the WP coordination, the organization of meetings, the respect of the planned schedule, the respect of our commitments with respect to the ANR, the identification of risks on task outcomes, the management of the intellectual property, the communication with the ANR. Project progress meetings will be organized every ten months.
  • WP1 is dedicated to the network requirements and adaptations. In a first task (T11), network requirements are defined in both CDN and RAN cases. A model is defined in close interaction with WP2, where network entities capabilities are given, objectives are stated and constraints are described. A second task (T12) proposes network architecture (do we need new entities? new links?) and protocols adaptations (which information need to be shared between network equipments?) in order to allow the implementation of the resource management algorithms defined in WP2. WP1 works with WP3 and WP2 in order to design a use case that can be implemented in a demonstrator. As a mobile operator, Orange is in charge of this WP. All partners participate to this work package but the main contributors are Alcatel-Lucent (RAN, CDN), Telecom ParisTech (RAN), and PRiSM (CDN).
  • WP2 is dedicated to learning strategies. In a first task (T21), we will build a portfolio of distributed learning algorithms with their advantages and drawbacks and the effects of their input parameters. This cartography will be the foundation of an orchestration defined in the second task (T22) and adapted to the scenarios defined by task T11. Performance evaluation will be conducted on the models proposed by WP1 and tested through extensive simulations. PRiSM is in charge of this WP. All partners participate to this work package but the main contributors are Inria (game theoric approaches, cooperative games, learn to learn approach), and LAMSADE (cooperative games).
  • WP3 is responsible for the demonstrator and the dissemination of the project outcomes. The first task (T31) is responsible to build a demonstrator (testbed) of the proposed algorithms and network adaptations, possibly on a network of femto cells. WP3 works with WP1 and WP2 in order to define the use cases to be demonstrated. The second task (T32) is dedicated to dissemination and in particular to the organization of a workshop on networks and learning. As a telecom manufacturer, ALU is in charge of this WP. All partners participate to this work package but the main contributors are Orange, Telecom ParisTech and PRiSM for the testbed and PRiSM and Inria that are in charge of a workshop organization.

The following figure shows the schedule of the project. T11 and T21 are two preliminary important tasks for the project to succeed. T12 and T22 represent the heart of the project and span over 2 and 2,5 years respectively. After 18 months, T32 organizes a workshop on networks and learning. Each task produces a deliverable. D0 from WP0 is the final report of the project, summarizing all its achievements.