Toward AI/ML Computing in 5G-Advanced and 6G Networks
October 5 (Wed) 2022, 15:30-16:30
Shao-Yu Lien is now with the National Chung Cheng University as an associate professor. Dr. Lien is also a technical director of Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan, since 2020. Dr. Lien received a number of prestigious research recognitions, including IEEE Tainan Section Best Young Professional Member Award 2019, IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award 2014, Scopus Young Researcher Award (issued by Elsevier) 2014, and IEEE ICC 2010 Best Paper Award. Dr. Lien is a guest editor of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking in 2019, and a guest editor of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC) in 2017. In the meantime, Dr. Lien also served as the leading organizers of a number of technical workshops in IEEE VTC-Spring 2015, IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, Qshine 2015 and 2016, and IEEE PIMRC 2017, IEEE GLOBECOM 2019 and IEEE ICC 2020. Dr. Lien’s research interests include configurable networks, cyberphysical systems, radio access networks and robotic networks.
The fifth generation (5G) networks are demanded to support any vertical applications at any deployment environments, which involve complex resource allocations, transmission adaptation, network configuration and ambient cognition for a full operation automation. To this end, the recent advance of artificial intelligent (AI) and machine learning (ML) computings have been regarded as a promising innovation to make the next generation networks "intelligent" and create a new paradigm shift of the mobile network design. A pioneer example is the radio access network (RAN) architecture proposed by Open RAN Alliance in 2018 targeting at openness and intelligence to sustain AI/ML computings on the fifth generation (5G) RAN. Since Release 18 (also known as the 5G-Advanced network), 3GPP also launched the normative discussions on the evaluations of AI/ML for the air interface and next generation RAN. Furthermore, considerable research and visions also reveal the crucial roles of AI/ML in the sixth generation (6G) smart networks. To comprehend, this paradigm shifting trend in the evolution toward 5G-Advanced and 6G Networks, in this tutorial talk, the recent progress of the integrated designs of AI/ML and next generation mobile networks (including Open RAN, 5G-Advanced and 6G) will be introduced. Potential technical challenges and research opportunities will be discussed as well.