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A meta-model for multiobjective routing in MPLS networks


  • José Craveirinha


  • Rita Girão-Silva


  • João Clímaco



MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) enables the utilisation of explicit routes and other advanced routing mechanisms in multiservice packet networks, capable of dealing with multiple and heterogeneous QoS (Quality of Service) parameters. Firstly the paper presents a discussion of conceptual and methodological issues raised by multiobjective routing optimisation models for MPLS networks. The major contribution is the proposal of a multiobjective routing optimisation framework for MPLS networks. The major features of this modelling framework are: the formulation of a three-level hierarchical routing optimisation problem including network and service performance objectives, the inclusion of fairness objectives in the different levels of optimisation and a two-level stochastic representation of the traffic in the network (traffic flow and packet stream levels). A variant of the general model for two classes of traffic flows, QoS traffic and Best Effort traffic, is also presented. Finally a stochastic teletraffic modelling approach, underlying the optimisation model, is fully described. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2008

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  • José Craveirinha & Rita Girão-Silva & João Clímaco, 2008. "A meta-model for multiobjective routing in MPLS networks," Central European Journal of Operations Research, Springer;Slovak Society for Operations Research;Hungarian Operational Research Society;Czech Society for Operations Research;Österr. Gesellschaft für Operations Research (ÖGOR);Slovenian Society Informatika - Section for Operational Research;Croatian Operational Research Society, vol. 16(1), pages 79-105, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:cejnor:v:16:y:2008:i:1:p:79-105
    DOI: 10.1007/s10100-007-0044-9

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    1. Lúcia Martins & José Craveirinha & João Clímaco, 2006. "A New Multiobjective Dynamic Routing Method for Multiservice Networks: Modelling and Performance," Computational Management Science, Springer, vol. 3(3), pages 225-244, July.
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    1. Karsu, Özlem & Morton, Alec, 2015. "Inequity averse optimization in operational research," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 245(2), pages 343-359.


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