Volume 37, Number 4, October-December 2003ROADEF 2002
|Page(s)||235 - 247|
|Published online||15 March 2004|
Approximation algorithms for the design of SDH/SONET networks
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In this paper, a graph partitioning problem that arises in the design of SONET/SDH networks is defined and formalized. Approximation algorithms with performance guarantees are presented. To solve this problem efficiently in practice, fast greedy algorithms and a tabu-search method are proposed and analyzed by means of an experimental study.
Key words: Graph partitioning / approximations / heuristics / tabu / SONET/SDH networks.
© EDP Sciences, 2003
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