Intent-Based Networking mandates that high-level human-understandable intents are automatically interpreted and implemented by network management entities. As a key part in this process, it is required that network orchestrators activate the correct automated decision model to meet the intent objective. In anticipatory networking tasks, this requirement maps to identifying and deploying a tailored prediction model that can produce a forecast aligned with the specific –and typically complex– network management goal expressed by the original intent. Current forecasting models for network demands or network management optimize generic, non-flexible, and manually designed objectives, hence do not fulfill the needs of anticipatory Intent-Based Networking. To close this gap, we propose LossLeaP, a novel forecasting model that can autonomously learn the relationship between the prediction and the target management objective, steering the former to minimize the latter. To this end, LossLeaP adopts an original deep learning architecture that advances current efforts in automated machine learning, towards a spontaneous design of loss functions for regression tasks. Extensive experiments in controlled environments and in practical application case studies prove that LossLeaP outperforms a wide range of benchmarks, including state-of-the-art solutions for network capacity forecasting
Alan Collet obtained his BSc from Engineering Sciences – Polytechnic Institute of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, his first MSc from Telecommunication Engineering – ENSEIRB-MATMECA, Bordeaux, France, and a second MSc degree from Computer Sciences – Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, United States.
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