Access control and handoff policy design for RAN slicing

Sun, Y. , Zhang, L. , Feng, G. and Imran, M. A. (2020) Access control and handoff policy design for RAN slicing. In: Zhang, L., Farhang, A., Feng, G. and Onireti, O. (eds.) Radio Access Network Slicing and Virtualization for 5G Vertical Industries. Wiley: Hoboken, NJ, pp. 167-187. ISBN 9781119652380 (doi: 10.1002/9781119652434.ch9)

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Network slicing (NS) has been identified as one of the most promising architectural technologies for future mobile network systems to meet the extremely diversified service requirements of users. In radio access networks (RAN) slicing, service provisioning for slice users becomes much more complicated than that in traditional mobile networks, as the constraints of both user physical association with base station (BS) and logical association with NS should be considered. In other words, the user‐BS‐NS three layer association relationship should be addressed in provisioning tailored service for diversified use cases with various quality of service (QoS) requirements. Therefore, user association (including handoff scheme) in RAN slicing becomes an essential yet challenging issue for 5G‐and‐beyond systems. In this chapter, we propose to solve two fundamental problems: user access control and mobile user handoff policy design for RAN slicing to achieve satisfactory QoS of users.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Zhang, Professor Lei and Sun, Dr Yao and Feng, Professor Gang
Authors: Sun, Y., Zhang, L., Feng, G., and Imran, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Published Online:27 November 2020

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