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Section: New Results

Autonomic Maintenance of Optical Networks

Participant : Jean-Marie Bonnin [contact] .

The application of classification techniques based on machine learning approaches to analyze the behavior of network users has interested many researchers in the last years. In a recent work, we have proposed an architecture for optimizing the upstream bandwidth allocation in Passive Optical Network (PON) based on the traffic pattern of each user. Clustering analysis was used in association with an assignment index calculation in order to specify for PON users their upstream data transmission tendency. A dynamic adjustment of Service Level Agreement (SLA) parameters is then performed to maximize the overall customers' satisfaction with the network. In this work, we extend the proposed architecture by adding a prediction module as a complementary to the first classification phase. Grey Model GM(1,1) is used in this context to learn more about the traffic trend of users and improve their assignment. An experimental study is conducted to show the impact of the forecaster and how it can overcome the limits of the initial model.

This work has been done in collaboration with IRISA-OCIF team.