The FP7 SEMAFOUR (Self-Management for Unified Heterogeneous Radio Access Networks) project officially started on September 1st, 2012.
The FP7 SOCRATES Final Workshop on Self-Organisation in Mobile Networks took place in Karlsruhe, Germany (co-located with IWSOS 2011), on February 22, 2011. The slides of the presentations are available here.
The SOCRATES final report (deliverable D5.9) is available for download (see publications).
Future communication networks will exhibit a significant degree of self-organisation. The principal objective of introducing self-organisation, comprising self-optimisation, self-configuration and self-healing, is to effectuate substantial operational expenditure (OPEX) reductions by diminishing human involvement in network operational tasks, while optimising network efficiency and service quality.
The SOCRATES (Self-Optimisation and self-ConfiguRATion in wirelEss networkS) project aims at the development of self-organisation methods to enhance the operations of wireless access networks, by integrating network planning, configuration and optimisation into a single, mostly automated process requiring minimal manual intervention.