Knowledge Management in Optical Networks

Luis Velasco, Fatemehsadat Tabatabaeimehr, Marc Ruiz
2020 2020 22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)  
Autonomous network operation realized by means of control loops, where prediction from machine learning (ML) models is used as input to proactively reconfigure individual optical devices or the whole optical network, has been recently proposed to minimize human intervention. A general issue in this approach is the limited accuracy of ML models due to the lack of real data for training the models. Although the training dataset can be complemented with data from lab experiments and simulation, it
more » ... is probable that once in operation, events not considered during the training phase appear thus leading into model inaccuracies. A feasible solution is to implement self-learning approaches, where model inaccuracies are used to re-train the models in the field and to spread such data for training models being used for devices of the same type in other nodes in the network. In this paper, we develop the concept of collective self-learning aiming at improving models error convergence time, as well as at minimizing the amount of data being shared and stored. To this end, we propose a knowledge management (KM) process and an architecture to support it.
doi:10.1109/icton51198.2020.9203235 fatcat:gmbibf4ttrce3cu4tos6vduepy