A survey of self organisation in future cellular networks

Aliu, O. G., Imran, A., Imran, M. A. and Evans, B. (2013) A survey of self organisation in future cellular networks. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 15(1), pp. 336-361. (doi: 10.1109/SURV.2012.021312.00116)

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This article surveys the literature over the period of the last decade on the emerging field of self organisation as applied to wireless cellular communication networks. Self organisation has been extensively studied and applied in adhoc networks, wireless sensor networks and autonomic computer networks; however in the context of wireless cellular networks, this is the first attempt to put in perspective the various efforts in form of a tutorial/survey. We provide a comprehensive survey of the existing literature, projects and standards in self organising cellular networks. Additionally, we also aim to present a clear understanding of this active research area, identifying a clear taxonomy and guidelines for design of self organising mechanisms. We compare strength and weakness of existing solutions and highlight the key research areas for further development. This paper serves as a guide and a starting point for anyone willing to delve into research on self organisation in wireless cellular communication networks.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The research leading to this work was performed partly under the India-UK Advanced Technology Centre of excellence in next generation networks systems and services funded by EPSRC in UK and partly under the framework of the ICT project ICT-4-248523 BeFEMTO, which is partly funded by the European Union.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Aliu, O. G., Imran, A., Imran, M. A., and Evans, B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
Published Online:24 February 2012
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials 15(1): 336-361
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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