AI-Native Network Slicing for 6G Networks [article]

Wen Wu, Conghao Zhou, Mushu Li, Huaqing Wu, Haibo Zhou, Ning Zhang, Xuemin Shen, Weihua Zhuang
2021 arXiv   pre-print
With the global roll-out of the fifth generation (5G) networks, it is necessary to look beyond 5G and envision the 6G networks. The 6G networks are expected to have space-air-ground integrated networks, advanced network virtualization, and ubiquitous intelligence. This article presents an artificial intelligence (AI)-native network slicing architecture for 6G networks to enable the synergy of AI and network slicing, thereby facilitating intelligent network management and supporting emerging AI
more » ... ervices. AI-based solutions are first discussed across network slicing lifecycle to intelligently manage network slices, i.e., AI for slicing. Then, network slicing solutions are studied to support emerging AI services by constructing AI instances and performing efficient resource management, i.e., slicing for AI. Finally, a case study is presented, followed by a discussion of open research issues that are essential for AI-native network slicing in 6G networks.
arXiv:2105.08576v2 fatcat:3nwd256mhffe3nskky5faz3aci