A heuristic to generate all best partially disjoint paths in a communications network

Kist, Alexander A. and Harris, Richard J. (2002) A heuristic to generate all best partially disjoint paths in a communications network. In: 8th International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS 2002), 25-28 Nov 2002, Singapore.


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This paper considers a directed graph G(N, A) with n nodes, m directed arcs and a cost value for each arc. The synthesis of a partially link disjoint pair of paths for a given OD-pair with the minimum total cost is investigated. An algorithm is presented that solves the all-best partially disjoint path problem. The expected worst case running time of the algorithm is O(n^3). Possible applications include light path design and MPLS based traffic engineering. Partially disjoint path algorithms can also be used as intelligent alternatives to k-th shortest path algorithms.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2008 07:48
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 03:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: directed graphs, telecommunication network routing, telecommunication traffic, best partially disjoint paths, communications network, heuristic, partially link disjoint pair, traffic engineering
Fields of Research : 10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2820

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