Real Time Convex Optimisation for 5G Networks and Beyond
There is no doubt that we are facing a wireless data explosion. Modern wireless networks need to satisfy increasing demand, but are faced with challenges such as limited spectrum, expensive resources, green communication requirements and security issues. In the age of internet of things (IoT) with massive data transfers and huge numbers of connected devices, including high-demand QoS (4G, 5G networks and beyond), signal processing is producing data sets at the gigabyte and terabyte scales.
Modest-sized optimisation problems can be handled by online algorithms with fast speed processing and a huge amount of computer memory. With the rapid increase in powerful computers, more efficient algorithms and advanced parallel computing promise an enormous reduction in calculation time, solving modern optimisation problems on strict deadlines at microsecond or millisecond time scales. Finally, the interplay between machine learning and optimisation is an efficient and practical approach to optimisation in real-time applications. Real-time optimisation is becoming a reality in signal processing and wireless networks.
This book considers advanced real-time optimisation methods for 5G and beyond networks. The authors discuss the fundamentals, technologies, practical questions and challenges around real-time optimisation of 5G and beyond communications, providing insights into relevant theories, models and techniques.
The book should benefit a wide audience of researchers, practitioners, scientists, professors and advanced students in engineering, computer science, ubiquitous computing, information technology, and networking and communications engineering, as well as professionals in government agencies.
About the Author
Long D. Nguyen is a lecturer at Dong Nai University and adjunct assistant Professor at Duy Tan University, Vietnam. His research interests include convex optimisation techniques for resource management in wireless communications, energy efficiency approaches for 5G networks (heterogeneous networks, relay networks, cell-free networks, and massive MIMO) and real-time optimisation for wireless communication networks and Internet of Things. He holds a PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Queen's University Belfast, UK.
Trung Q. Duong is a professor at Queen's University Belfast, UK. His research covers signal processing, stochastic geometry, and optimisation for 5G networks. He serves as editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Communications Letters. He received the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship from 2016 to 2020 and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair from 2021 to 2025, and won the Newton Prize in 2017. He is co-editor of the IET book Trusted Communications with Physical Layer Security.
Tuan D. Hoang is a professor at the School of Electrical and Data Engineering and a core member of the Global Big Data Technologies Centre, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He has been involved in research on optimisation, control, signal processing, wireless communication, and biomedical engineering for more than 20 years. He received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Odessa State University, Ukraine.