Heuristic and Genetic Algorithms for Solving the Virtual Topology Design Problem on Elastic Optical Networks





Key Words

elastic optical network (EON) ; virtual topology design ; multi-path routing ; delay-variation ; heuristic algorithm ; genetic algorithm


Journal of Information Science and Engineering

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

33卷2期(2017 / 03 / 01)

Page #

305 - 327

Content Language


Chinese Abstract

Elastic optical networks (EONs) are considered as very promising architectures for future optical transport networks, since they efficiently use the spectrum resources and provide high bandwidth scalability and granularity. In this paper, the virtual topology design (VTD) problem on EON is considered. Given the physical network and the traffic demand matrix, the goal of VTD is to find the routing paths and the allocated frequency slots of the demand so that the objective cost can be minimized. In this paper, multiplepath routing is allowed and delay-variation between lightpaths for same demand is considered. In this paper, an integer linear programming (ILP) model is used to define the VTD problem on EONs. Moreover, a genetic algorithm (GA) and two heuristic algorithms are proposed to solve this problem. Simulations show that the proposed algorithms can achieve good results.

Topic Category 基礎與應用科學 > 資訊科學