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The SELFNET project will design and implement an autonomic network management framework to achieve self-organizing capabilities in managing network infrastructures by automatically detecting and mitigating a range of common network problems that are currently still being manually addressed by network operators, thereby significantly reducing operational costs and improving user experience. SELFNET explores a smart integration of state-of-the-art technologies in Software-Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Self-Organizing Networks (SON), Cloud computing, Artificial intelligence, Quality of Experience (QoE) and Nextgeneration networking to provide a novel intelligent network management framework that is capable of assisting network operators in key management tasks: automated network monitoring by the automatic deployment of NFV applications to facilitate system-wide awareness of Health of Network metrics to have more direct and precise knowledge about the real status of the network; autonomic network maintenance by defining high-level tactical measures and enabling autonomic corrective and preventive actions against existing or potential network problems. SELFNET is driven by use cases designed to address major network management problems including: SELF-PROTECTION (Capabilities against distributed cyber-attacks), SELF-Healing (Capabilities against network failures) and SELF-OPTIMIZATION (Capabilities to dynamically improve the performance of the network and the QoE of the users.)

SELFNET is a project promoted by the European Commission under Horizon2020. Composed by a Consortium of 12 companies, an investment estimated at 7 million euros and an expected period of 36 months, is SELFNET one of the 19 projects of the 5G PPP public-private partnership, aiming to rethink and create an infrastructure for the future telecommunications network, the 5G.


  • Eurescom - European Institute For Research and Strategic Studies in Telecommunications GmbH (DE) [Koordinator]
  • University of the West of Scotland (UK) [Technical Manager]
  • Universidad de Murcia (ES)
  • PT Inovacao e Sistemas, S.A. (PT)
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid (ES)
  • Nextworks (IT)
  • InnoRoute GmbH (DE)
  • Alvarion Technologies Ltd. (IL)
  • Ubiwhere, Lda. (PT)
  • Proef Sgps, SA. (PT)
  • Creative Systems Engineering (C.S.E) Monoprosopi epe (EL)


EU - European Union

EU - European Union

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Dr.-Ing. Wei Jiang

Publications about the project

Qiuheng Zhou

Mastersthesis Institute for Internal Combustion Engines and Automotive Engineering of University of Stuttgart 2020.

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Wei Jiang, Hans Dieter Schotten

In: 2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Fall) - Proceedings. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-2018) August 27-30 Chicago United States IEEE 8/2018.

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Wei Jiang, Hans Dieter Schotten

In: Proceedings of European Conference on Networks and Communications. European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC-2018) June 18-21 Ljubljana Slovenia 6/2018.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz