Intelligent Management of next generation MobIle NEtworks aNd serviCEs

The complexity of the new mobile networks is growing exponentially, so the optimization cost is sometimes the main constraint to deploy the most innovative applications in these new networks. The introduction of AI in telecommunication networks will improve Mobile Network Operations, increase performance, reduce costs and decrease the vulnerability of the network management. The self-healing networks that automatically implement reconfiguration procedures when some low-quality monitoring KPIs are detected are critical to build more reliable applications. Finally, the auto reconfiguration of the networks to adapt the available capacity to the instant applications demand will increase drastically the efficient use of the networks at lower energy costs. In addition, the companies must have the skill and tools to properly exploit the huge amount of information and related vast use cases beyond Big Data and Data Lakes by means of applying analytical techniques that help them to bring added value from the business point of view, for which they must work on their data governance policies. Faced with these challenges, the aim of the project is to develop intelligent network management and control functions techniques, such as self-configuration networks, application aware networks, Artificial Intelligence (AI) mechanisms for autonomous and adaptive management of the future mobile networks as well as intelligent business analytics capabilities. For this purpose, we will define specific use cases and scenarios, such as Autonomous Mobile Network Management and Moving Vehicle Scenario; Smart Mobile Network (5G and beyond); Network Management, Alarm and Monitoring based on business analytics in new telco scenarios.

This project, has been funded in Spain by the Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial E.P.E. (CDTI), in Sweden by Vinnova, in Portugal by Portugal 2020, in Poland by Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju (National Centre for Research and Development) and in Turkey by Tübitak.

This is also a Eureka Celtic Next project. Celtic-Next strengthens the competitiveness of the European industry by fostering European R&D cooperation in telecommunications, and the well-being of the society by stimulating innovative information and telecommunication services. Celtic-Plus focuses on telecommunication and ICT connecting people and businesses in a secure way. Key topics include network capacity, optics, satellite, mobility, security, robustness, energy efficiency, 5G, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Industry 4.0, Automotive Telecom, Fintech, e-health, big data, Internet of Things, privacy, identity and public safety

Project Partners:

BEIA GmbH, Austria
Orange Polska S.A., Poland
Warsaw University, Poland
Systemics-PAB, Poland
Wavecom, Portugal
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Indra Soluciones Tecnologías de la Información, S.L., Spain
Nokia Spain SA, Spain
Amper Sistemas SA, Spain
Ericsson AB (EAB), Sweden
Lund University, Sweden
Alkit Communications, Sweden
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden
Epiroc AB, Sweden
Volvo CE AB, Sweden
Telia Sverige AB, Sweden
Karel Elektronik San. ve Tic. A.S., Turkey
ULAK Communications Inc.Turkey

Turkcell Teknoloji, Turkey


  • Articles in scientific journals and magazines
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    2. W. J. L. Queiroz, H. S. Silva, H. T. P. Silva, D. B. T. Almeida, A. S. R. Oliveira and F. Madeiro.  On the BEP and Outage Probability Under Cascaded Double Correlated η-μ Fading Channels, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 71, no. 2, Feb. 2022. (
    3. Rui Lopes, Filipe Rocha, Susana Sargento, Miguel Luís, Ricardo Leitão, Eduardo Marques, Bruno Antunes, “A Multi-Layer Probing Approach for Video over 5G in Vehicular Scenarios”, Elsevier Journal of Vehicular Communications, ISSN: 2214-2096, accepted October 2022.
    4. Chamideh, S., Tärneberg, W., Kihl, M. (2022). A Safe and Robust Autonomous Intersection Management System Using a Hierarchical Control Strategy and V2I Communication. IEEE Systems Journal.
    5. Pérez, P. (2022, December). Exploring the Realverse: Building, Deploying, and Managing QoE in XR Communications. In 2022 ITU Kaleidoscope-Extended reality–How to boost quality of experience and interoperability (pp. 1-11). IEEE.
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    7. Andreas Andreou, Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis, Houbing Song and Jordi Mongay Batalla, “Optimisation of CNN through Transferable Online Knowledge for Stress and Sentiment Classification”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics (2023),
    8. Duarte Dias, Rodrigo Rosmaninho, Andreia Figueiredo, Pedro Almeida, Miguel Luís, Pedro Rito, Duarte Raposo, Susana Sargento, “A Dataset of ITS-G5 and Cellular Vehicular Connectivity in Urban Environment”, Data in Brief, 2023, 109846, ISSN 2352-3409,
    9. Akbarian, F., Tärneberg, W., Fitzgerald, E., Kihl, M. (2023). Attack Resilient Cloud-Based Control Systems for Industry 4.0.
    10. Orduna, M., Pérez, P., Gutiérrez, J., & García, N. (2023, June). Content-immersive Subjective Quality Assessment in Long Duration 360-degree Videos. In 2023 15th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) (pp. 73-78). IEEE.D.
    11. Escanez-Exposito, P. Caballero-Gil, Interactive simulation of Quantum Key Distribution protocols and application in Wi-Fi networks, Wireless Networks, Springer, 2023. DOI: 10.1007/s11276-023-03438-x. Q2. ISI JCR Impact Factor: 3.0.
    12. C. Hernández-Goya, R. Aguasca-Colomo, C. Caballero-Gil, BLE-based secure tracking system proposal, Wireless Networks, Springer, 2023. DOI: 10.1007/s11276-023-03438-x. Q2. ISI JCR Impact Factor: 3.0.
    13. S. Rafiei, K. Brunnström, J. Andersson and M. Sjöström, Investigation of Human Interaction with an Augmented Remote Operating System for Scaling in Mining Applications, Springer Quality and User Experience (2024), to appear.
    14. Brunnström, K., A. Djupsjöbacka, J. Billingham, K. Wistel, B. Andrén, O. Ozolins, and N. Evans, (2023). Video expert assessment of high quality video for Video Assistant Referee (VAR): A comparative study, Springer Multimedia; Tools and Applications.
    15. Duarte Dias, Miguel Luís, Pedro Rito, Susana Sargento, “Estimating Quality-of-Service in Urban Vehicular Networks through Machine Learning”, submitted to IEEE Access, November 2023.
    16. Duarte Dias, Miguel Luís, Pedro Rito, Susana Sargento, “A Software Defined Vehicular Network using Cooperative Intelligent Transport System Messages”, submitted to IEEE Access, November 2023.
    17. J. Taghia, F. Moradi, H. Larsson, X. Lan, A. Orucu, M. Ebrahimi, A. Johnsson. Congruent Learning for Self-Regulated Federated Learning in 6G. IEEE Transactions on Machine Learning in Communications and Networking, Jan 2024. (
  • Conferences contributions
    1. K. El Ouardi, S. Rafiei, C. Singal and K. Brunnström, User performance and Quality of Experience for a remote‐controlled lab based moving platform, In Human Vision and Electronic Imaging 2024, Burlingame, CA, USA
    2. Singhal, C., S. Rafiei, and K. Brunnström. (2023). Real-time Live-Video Streaming in Delay-Critical Application: Remote-Controlled Moving Platform. in 2023 98th Vehicular Technology Conference: (VTC-Fall). Hong Kong: IEEE Xplore.
    3. Rafiei, S., C. Singhal, K. Brunnström, and M. Sjöström.  (2023). Human Interaction in Industrial Tele-Operated Driving: Laboratory Investigation. in 2023 15th International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX). 2023, Gent, Belgium
    4. Rafiei, S., E. Dima, M. Sjöström, and K. Brunnström.  (2022). Augmented Remote Operating System for Scaling in smart mining applications: Quality of Experience aspects. in Human Vision and Electronic Imaging 2022, San Francisco, CA,  USA,
    5. A. Andreou, C.X. Mavromoustakis, G. Mastorakis, J. Mongay Batalla, E. Pallis, Energy Conservation by using the Integration of Distributed Energy System in Smart Vehicles, in Proceedings of The IEEE International Energy Conference (IEEE ENERGYCON 2022), Rika (Latwia), 2022
    6. J. Mongay Batalla, S. Sujecki, H. Song, C.X. Mavromoustakis, T. Wichary, Theoretical analysis of QBER for Quantum Key Distribution in 5G multi-site networks, in Proceedings of The 8th IEEE International Conference on Smart Data (IEEE SmartData 2022), Espoo (Finland), Aug. 2022
    7. J. Mongay Batalla, S. Sujecki, J. Oko, J. Kelner, Cost-effective measurements of 5G radio resources allocation for Telecom market Regulator’s monitoring, The Nineteenth ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks (PE-WASUN), Montreal (Canada), 2022
    8. Gokcesu, H., Ercetin, O. and Kalem, G. (2023). Enhancing QoE Assessment in FWA: Leveraging Network KPIs and User Feedback Analysis. In: IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), Edinburgh (UK).
    9. A. Rao, W. Tärneberg, E. Fitzgerald, L. Corneo, A. Zavodovski, O. Rai, S. Johansson, V. Berggren, H. Riaz, C. Kilinc, A. Johnsson, Prediction and exposure of delays from a base station perspective in 5G and beyond networks, in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on 5G and Beyond Network Measurements, Modeling, and Use cases, 2022
    10. Sonia Díaz-Santos, Pino Caballero-Gil. Detección de somnolencia en conductores con un reloj inteligente. XVII Reunión Española sobre Criptología y Seguridad de la Información RECSI. Santander, 19-21 October 2022
    11. S. Diaz-Santos, P. Caballero-Gil. Drowsiness detection in drivers with a smartwatch. Workshop on Cybersecurity Applications and Intelligent Transportation Systems CAITS Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Management SAM World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing CSCE. Las Vegas, Estados Unidos, 2022
    12. C. Hernández Goya, R. Aguasca Colomo, P. Caballero Gil, BLE beacon system for smartphone secure tracking, 14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence- UCAmI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, November 29th to December 2nd, 2022    Córdoba (Spain).
    13. P. Perez-Pacheco, P. Caballero-Gil, McEliece Cryptosystem: Reducing the Key Size of QC-LDPC Codes, 1st Workshop on Post-Quantum Cybersecurity CyberSec, Proceedings of the IEEE DRCN International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks, Doi: 10.1109/DRCN57075.2023.10108339, Vilanova, Spain. 17 april 2023, CORE B
    14. A. Cruz-Torres, C. Rosa-Remedios, P. Caballero-Gil, C. Hernández-Goya. Reconocimiento Facial e Identificación de Somnolencia en Conductores. XVII Reunión Española sobre Criptología y Seguridad de la Información RECSI.  Santander, 19-21 octubre 2022
    15. D. Escanez-Exposito, P. Caballero-Gil. Theoretical Analysis and Software Implementation of a Quantum Encryption Proposal. 1st Workshop on Post-Quantum Cybersecurity CyberSec. Proceedings of the IEEE DRCN International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks. pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/DRCN57075.2023.10108353. Vilanova, Spain. 17 april 2023. CORE B.
    16. D. Escanez-Exposito. P. Caballero-Gil. QuantumSolver Composer: Automatic Quantum Transformation of Classical Circuits. International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Security for Information Systems. CISIS. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Salamanca. September, 2023. CORE B.
    17. D. Escanez-Exposito, J. Correa-Marichal, P. Caballero-Gil. Qubit: The Game. Teaching Quantum Computing through a Game-Based Approach. International Conference on Computational Science. ICCS. Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS,volume 10477), pp 108–123. Springer. Praga, July, 2023. CORE A. Class 3.
    18. C. Caballero-Gil, R. Álvarez, J. Molina-Gil, C. Hernández-Goya.  Smart-Lock Attack Through Bluetooth Communications Replication. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, 594 LNNS:977-82. Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, 2023.
    19. D. Dias, M. Luís, R. Rito and S. Sargento, “A Software Defined Vehicular Network using Cooperative Intelligent Transport System Messages”, in 32nd RTCM Seminar, Coimbra, July 2022.
    20. Tärneberg, W., Skarin, P. (2023). Constructive Dissonance in the Cloud: Adaptive Out-of-Phase Scheduling for Periodic Tasks. The International Conference on Cloud Networking. IEEE.
    21. Akbarian, F., Tärneberg, W., Fitzgerald, E., Kihl, M. (2023). Detecting and Mitigating Actuator Attacks on Cloud Control Systems through Digital Twins. The 31st International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2023). IEEE.
    22. Akbarian, F., Tärneberg, W., Fitzgerald, E., Kihl, M. (2022). Detection and mitigation of deception attacks on cloud-based industrial control systems. 25th Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN). IEEE.
    23. Peng, H., Tärneberg, W., Fitzgerald, E., Tufvesson, F., Kihl, M. (2022). Evaluation of Control over the Edge of a Configurable Mid-band 5G Base Station. 6th IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing, ICFEC 2022. IEEE.
    24. Tärneberg, W., Fitzgerald, E., et al. (2022). The 6G Computing Continuum (6GCC): Meeting the 6G computing challenges. 1st International Conference on 6G Networking (6GNet). IEEE.
    25. J. Pérez, L. Diez, L. Muñoz, P. Velasco, Z. Kopertowski, A. Zielinski, J. Legierski, A. Cuadra. Cloud to the edge computing continuum exploiting the third spatial dimension: A practical approach, in Proceedings of The 9th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (IEEE WFIoT 2023), Aveiro (Portugal), Oct. 2023
    26. H. Larsson, F. Moradi, J. Taghia, X. Lan, A. Johnsson, “Domain Adaptation for Network Performance Modeling With and without Labeled Data”, In IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium, 2023.
    27. S. Lindståhl, A. Proutiere, A. Johnsson, “Change Point Detection with Adaptive Measurement Schedules for Network Performance Verification”, in Proceedings of the ACM on Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems, 2023.
    28. Brunnström, K., A. Djupsjöbacka, J. Billingham, K. Wistel, B. Andren, O. Ozolins, and N. Evans.  (2023). Video quality of video professionals for Video Assisted Referee (VAR). in Human Vision and Electronic Imaging 2023. San Francisco, California USA, 15 – 19 Jan., 2023 Society for Imaging Science and Technology.
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