On traffic domination in communication networks

Walid Ben-Ameur , Pablo Pavon-Marino , Michał Pióro


Input data for communication network design/optimization problems involving multi-hour or uncertain traffic can consist of a large set of traffic matrices. These matrices are explicitly considered in problem formulations for link dimensioning. However, many of these matrices are usually dominated by others so only a relatively small subset of matrices would be sufficient to obtain proper link capacity reservations, supporting all original traffic matrices. Thus, elimination of the dominated matrices leads to substantially smaller optimization problems, making them treatable by contemporary solvers. In the paper we discuss the issues behind detecting domination of one traffic matrix over another. We consider two basic cases of domination: (i) total domination when the same traffic routing must be used for both matrices, and (ii) ordinary domination when traffic dependent routing can be used. The paper is based on our original results and generalizes the domination results known for fully connected networks.
Author Walid Ben-Ameur
Walid Ben-Ameur,,
, Pablo Pavon-Marino
Pablo Pavon-Marino,,
, Michał Pióro (FEIT / IT)
Michał Pióro,,
- The Institute of Telecommunications
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Hummel Karin Anna, Hlavacs Helmut, Gansterer Wilfried (eds.): Performance Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems. Milestones and Future Challenges, Lecture Notes In Computer Science, vol. 6821, 2011, Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-25574-8, [978-3-642-25575-5], 240 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-25575-5
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Keywords in Englishnetwork optimization, traffic matrices domination, multihour optimization, uncertain traffic, graph theory
Languageen angielski
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