Variable neighborhood prediction of temporal collective profiles in web services usage

Speaker : Keunwoo Lim
Telecom ParisTech
Date: 30/11/2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: LINCS Meeting Room 40


Temporal collective profiles generated by mobile network users can be used to predict network usage, which in turn can be used to improve the performance of the network to meet user demands. This presentation will talk about a prediction method of temporal collective profiles which is suitable for online network management. Using weighted graph representation, the target sample is observed during a given period to determine a set of neighboring profiles that are considered to behave similarly enough. The prediction of the target profile is based on the weighted average of its neighbors, where the optimal number of neighbors are selected through a form of variable neighborhood search. This method is applied to two datasets, one provided by a mobile network service provider and the other from a Wi-Fi service provider. The proposed prediction method can conveniently characterize user behavior via graph representation, while outperforming existing prediction methods. Also, unlike existing methods that utilize categorization, it has a low computational complexity, which makes it suitable for online network analysis.