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GUMBLE: Uncertainty-Aware Conditional Mobile Data Generation using Bayesian Learning
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  • Marco Skocaj ,
  • Lorenzo Mario Amorosa ,
  • Michele Lombardi ,
  • Roberto Verdone
Marco Skocaj
University of Bologna

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Lorenzo Mario Amorosa
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Michele Lombardi
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Roberto Verdone
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In the context of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) networks, data naturally originates at the edge, making crowdsourcing a convenient and inherent approach to data collection. However, crowdsourcing presents challenges related to privacy, sampling bias, statistical sufficiency, and the need for time-consuming post-processing. To this end, generating synthetic data using Deep Learning techniques emerges as a promising solution to overcome such limitations. In this study, we propose an innovative framework that transcends applications and data types, enabling the conditional generation of crowdsourced datasets with location information in mobile and IoT networks. A crucial aspect of our methodology is its ability to assess uncertainty in newly generated samples and produce calibrated predictions through approximate Bayesian methods. Without loss of generality, we ascertain the validity of our method on the task of Minimization of Drive Test (MDT) data generation, presenting for the first time a comparison of synthetically generated data with an original large-scale MDT set collected from a Mobile Network Operator’s network infrastructure. By offering a versatile solution to data generation, our framework contributes to overcoming challenges associated with crowdsourced data, opening up possibilities for advanced analytics and experimentation in mobile and IoT networks.