D2.4 Management Plane System Definition, APIs and Interfaces



This document defines and specifies the general architecture of the management plane system to manage network slicing in the context of 5G networks. The proposed management plane enables not only intra-domain but also inter-domain end-to-end network slice management and orchestration. To facilitate the design of the modules for slice management, an information model in the context of SliceNet’s network slicing is defined. A cognitive network slice management sub-plane with its inner modules is specified towards achieving cognition-based, machine learning enabled management for QoS and QoE awareness and optimisation, in relation to slice and service management for network operators, vertical users,  and other stakeholders with different roles in the 5G system. The management plane, information model concepts including the slice template, the inter and intra domain considerations as well as SliceNet roles are instantiated for the project use cases, namely, eHealth, Smart City, Smart Grid.


Konstantinos Koutsopoulos, Athanasios Kokkinis, John Vavourakis,
Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Bruno Chatras,
Giacomo Bernini, Pietro G. Giardina,
Fernando Agraz, Albert Pagès, Salvatore Spadaro, Joan M. Gené,
Gonçalo Gaspar, José Cabaça, Pedro Neves, Rui Calé, Jose Maria Alcaraz  Calero; Qi Wang; Zeeshan Pervez; Hector Marco, Marius Iordache, Vlad Sorici, Ana Rosu, Catalin Brezeanu, Zdravko Bozakov, Thuy Truong, Katherine Barabash, Valleriya Perelman, Dean H Lorenz




5G, network slice, slice management and orchestration, management plane, control plane, cognitive network management, multi-domain slice, slice information model, slice template

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