Xavier costa perez

Xavier Costa-Pérez (NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, Germany)

Xavier Costa-Pérez is Head of 5G Networks R&D and Deputy General Manager of the Security & Networking R&D Division at NEC Laboratories Europe. His team contributes to products roadmap evolution as well as to European Commission R&D collaborative projects and received several awards for successful technology transfers. In addition, the team contributes to related standardization bodies: 3GPP, ETSI NFV, ETSI MEC and IETF. Xavier is a 5GPPP Technology Board member and the Technical Manager of the 5G-Transformer project. He has served on the Program Committees of several conferences (including IEEE Greencom, WCNC, and INFOCOM), published at top research venues and holds several patents. He received both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona and was the recipient of a national award for his Ph.D. thesis.

Title:”AI-based Automation for Future Networks”

Short abstract: AI-based automation allows service providers to reduce CAPEX and OPEX costs and offer, via proper abstractions, infrastructure resources (radio, networking, computing) to vertical sectors traditionally alien to the telco industry (e.g., automotive, health, construction). In this talk we will review AI-enabled automation solutions and explore the concept of resources overbooking to maximize the revenue of infrastructure providers. Hierarchical control plane solutions will be considered to manage the network in an automated manner. Then, some early implementations of proof-of-concepts will be reviewed to evaluate the automation gains potential. Finally, we will illustrate how such automation solutions can be used in mobile networks comprising industry verticals.