Strategic research project of the University of Oulu
Focus institute: Infotech Oulu
Faculty: Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE)
The overarching goal of this project is to lay down the theoretical and algorithmic foundations of massive, low-latency, ultra-reliable and proactive wireless networks. Ensuring ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (URLLC) for 5G wireless networks and beyond mandates a departure from expected utility-based network design approaches, in which relying on average quantities (e.g., average throughput, average delay and average response time) is a necessity. Instead, a principled and scalable framework which takes into account delay, reliability, packet size, network architecture, and topology (across access, edge, and core) and decision making under uncertainty is sorely lacking. This constitutes one of the major objectives of this project with applications to several 5G verticals.