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Routing and wavelength assignment of scheduled lightpath demands

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5 Author(s)
Kuri, J. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Networks, Ecole Nat. Superieure des Telecommun., Paris, France ; Puech, N. ; Gagnaire, M. ; Dotaro, E.
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We present algorithms that compute the routing and wavelength assignment (RWA) for scheduled lightpath demands in a wavelength-switching mesh network without wavelength conversion functionality. Scheduled lightpath demands are connection demands for which the setup and teardown times are known in advance. We formulate separately the routing problem and the wavelength assignment problem as spatio-temporal combinatorial optimization problems. For the former, we propose a branch and bound algorithm for exact resolution and an alternative tabu search algorithm for approximate resolution. A generalized graph coloring approach is used to solve the wavelength assignment problem. We compared the proposed algorithms to an RWA algorithm that sequentially computes the route and wavelength assignment for the scheduled lightpath demands.

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Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 8 )

Date of Publication:

Oct. 2003

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