Genetic algorithms for multiple multicast on WDM ring network

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The optimal multiple multicast problem (OMMP) on wavelength division multiplexing ring networks without wavelength conversion is considered in this paper. When the physical network and the set of multicast requests are given, OMMP is the problem that selects a suitable path or (paths) and wavelength (or wavelengths) among the many possible choices for each multicast request under the constraint that not any paths using the same wavelength pass through the same link such that the number of used wavelengths is minimized. This problem can be proven to be NP-hard. In the paper, a formulation of OMMP is given and several genetic algorithms (GAs) are proposed to solve it. Experimental results indicate that the proposed GAs are robust for this problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)840-856
Number of pages17
JournalComputer Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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