Antenna parameters optimization in self-organizing networks: Multi-armed bandits with Pareto search

Chaima Dhahri, Tomoaki Ohtsuki

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With the huge increases in traffic volumes and subscribers, diverse devices, and rich media applications, manual management of mobile network becomes highly challenging in terms of optimization and management. Self-organizing networks (SON) has been introduced to optimize the network in an automatic manner. In this paper, we address the coverage and capacity joint optimization (CCO) by adaptively and simultaneously adjusting both antenna tilt and power. To this end, we propose: · a multi-player multi-armed bandit (MAB) framework (decentralized restless upper confidence bound (RUCB) algorithm) with a change point detection test based on Page-Hinkley (PH) statistics used to decide whether some change has occurred in the environment. Then, the strategy is designed to deal with such a change. · a central unit to deal with simultaneous conflicting actions when many cells decide to start the optimization process at the same time. · a Pareto search framework to deal with multi-objective optimization (CCO). To evaluate our work, we compared our proposal with the fixed antenna parameter scheme and with the linear scalarization function that transforms the multi-objective optimization problem into a scalar function. Simulation results show that the proposed method could improve user experience in terms of cell-center capacity and cell-edge coverage compared to different conventional methods and under different number of users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059355
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 2
Event86th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2017 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2017 Sept 242017 Sept 27

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Other86th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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