NANCY Horizon Europe

An Artificial Intelligent Aided Unified Network for Secure Beyond 5G Long Term Evolution

Project Details

  • Project Number: -
  • Type Of Project: HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022
  • Call Identifier: HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022 (HORIZON-JU-SNS-2022)
  • Topic: STREAM-A-01-06
  • Duration: 36 Months
  • CORDIS Link: -

Motivated by the aforementioned challenges, the overall aim of NANCY is to introduce a secure and intelligent architecture for the beyond the fifth generation (B5G) wireless network. Leveraging AI and blockchain, NANCY enables secure and intelligent resource management, flexible networking, and orchestration. In this direction, novel architectures, namely point-to-point (P2P) connectivity for device-to-device connectivity, mesh networking, and relay-based communications, as well as protocols for medium access, mobility management, and resource allocation, will be designed. These architectures and protocols will make the most by jointly optimizing the midhaul, and fronthaul.

This is expected to enable truly distributed intelligence and transform the network into a low-power computer. Likewise, by following a holistic optimization approach and leveraging the developments in blockchain, NANCY aims to support E2E personalized, multi-tenant and perpetual protection. Finally, to accommodate the particularities of the new RAN that are generated due to the use of novel building blocks, such as blockchain, multi-access edge computing, and AI, a new experimentally verified network information-theoretic framework will be presented.