A Multiobjective Off-line Routing Model for MPLS Networks

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S. C. Erbas, C. Erbas,

Abstract

        This study focuses on the multiobjectivity in the off-line routing of QoS traffic in Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Networks. The routing problem is formulated as a multiobjective mixed-integer programming. It aims at exploring the trade-offs between three objectives, namely minimal routing delay, optimal load-balance in the network, and minimal splitting of traffic trunks. For the multiobjectivity analysis, we first decompose the model into sub-problems. We then apply the lexicographic weighted Chebyshev metric method to these sub-problems to find the Pareto optimal solutions and visualize the trade-off between the objective functions. The study is finalized with a case study to analyse the basic properties of the mode

BibTEX Reference Entry 

@inproceedings{ErEr03,
	author = {Selin Cerav Erbas and Cagkan Erbas},
	title = "A Multiobjective Off-line Routing Model for {MPLS} Networks",
	booktitle = "ITC 2003",
	address = {Berlin},
	month = Aug,
	year = 2003,
	}

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