Rationale

Technical Committee (TC) INT Working Group (WG) AFI delivered:

  • TS 103 195-2 - “Autonomic Network Engineering for the Self-Managing Future Internet (AFI); Generic Autonomic Network Architecture (GANA)”
  • TS 103 194 - ”Scenarios, Use Cases and Requirements for Autonomic /Self-Managing Future Internet”
  • ETSI White Paper No.16 on “ETSI GANA Model and GANA Implementation Guide”, complemented by
  • ETSI 5G PoC White Paper No.4

AFI WG is also running a series of 5G PoC Demos aiming at operationalizing this “GANA Multi-layer AI Framework for AMC” (Autonomic Management & Control):

AFI WG is driving a PoC Program on other various topics pertaining to the introduction of Autonomics in various network architectures and their associated management and control architectures.



The 7th UCAAT (User Conference on Advanced Automated Testing) was held at Bordeaux on 22-24 October 2019.

ETSI Technical Committee INT presented the pdfcurrent work on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Test Systems and Testing AI Models for Autonomic (Closed-Loop) Network Automation.

Artificial Intelligence Models (AI Models) are enablers for advanced intelligence in the Management and Control operations now strongly required for the evolving and future networks such as 5G Networks. AI algorithms bring benefits to diverse aspects in development and deployment of AI exhibiting systems such as Autonomic and Cognitive 5G networks and their associated Autonomic Management and Control (AMC) systems. This presentation covers the work launched under the ETSI TC INT AFI WG 5G PoC Program on “AI in Test Systems and Testing AI Models” articulated around the three following topics:

  • The benefits AI brings to Test Systems (e.g. in reduction of Test Suites execution time in Performance Testing complex systems)
  • Testing AI Models for autonomic and cognitive management & control of network resources, parameters and services—using a “Qualified Automated Test Component(s) or System” that exhibit best quality AI capabilities for testing those of AI Component(s)/System Under Test
  • Generic Test Framework for Testing ETSI GANA (Generic Autonomic Network Architecture) Model’s Multi-Layer Autonomics & AI Algorithms for Closed-Loop Network Automation