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New Trends in Stochastic Geometry for Wireless Networks: A Tutorial and Survey

Abstract : Next generation wireless networks are expected to be highly heterogeneous, multi-layered, with embedded intelligence at both the core and edge of the network. In such a context, system-level performance evaluation will be very important to formulate relevant insights into tradeoffs that govern such a complex system. Over the past decade, stochastic geometry (SG) has emerged as a powerful analytical tool to evaluate system-level performance of wireless networks and capture their tendency towards heterogeneity. However, with the imminent onset of this crucial new decade, where global commercialization of fifthgeneration (5G) is expected to emerge and essential research questions related to beyond fifth-generation (B5G) are intended to be identified, we are wondering about the role that a powerful tool like SG should play. In this paper, we first aim to track and summarize the novel SG models and techniques developed during the last decade in the evaluation of wireless networks. Next, we will outline how SG has been used to capture the properties of emerging radio access networks (RANs) for 5G/B5G and quantify the benefits of key enabling technologies. Finally, we will discuss new horizons that will breathe new life into the use of SG in the foreseeable future. For instance, using SG to evaluate performance metrics in the visionary paradigm of molecular communications. Also, we will review how SG is envisioned to cooperate with machine learning seen as a crucial component in the race towards ubiquitous wireless intelligence. Another important insight is Grothendieck toposes considered as a powerful mathematical concept that can help to solve longstanding problems formulated in SG.
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Yassine Hmamouche, Mustapha Benjillali, Samir Saoudi, Halim Yanikomeroglu, Marco Di Renzo. New Trends in Stochastic Geometry for Wireless Networks: A Tutorial and Survey. Proceedings of the IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021. ⟨hal-03149285⟩



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