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    Load Balancing in Heterogeneous Networks using an Evolutionary Algorithm
    Grammatical Evolution (GE) is applied to the problem of load balancing in heterogeneous cellular network deployments (HetNets). HetNets are multi-tiered cellular networks for which load balancing is a scalable means to maximise network capacity, assuming similar traffic from all users. This paper describes a proof of concept study in which GE is used in a genetic algorithm-like way to evolve constants which represent cell power and selection bias in order to achieve load balancing in HetNets. A fitness metric is derived to achieve load balancing both locally in sectors and globally across tiers. Initial results show promise for GE as a heuristic for load balancing. This finding motivates a more sophisticated grammar to bring enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination optimisation into an evolutionary framework.
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    A symbolic regression approach to manage femtocell coverage using grammatical genetic programming
    We present a novel application of Grammatical Evolution to the real-world application of femtocell coverage. A symbolic regression approach is adopted in which we wish to uncover an expression to automatically manage the power settings of individual femtocells in a larger femtocell group to optimise the coverage of the network under time varying load. The generation of symbolic expressions is important as it facilitates the analysis of the evolved solutions. Given the multi-objective nature of the problem we hybridise Grammatical Evolution with NSGA-II connected to tabu search. The best evolved solutions have superior power consumption characteristics than a fixed coverage femtocell deployment.
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