A survivable routing algorithm with differentiated domain protection based on a virtual topology graph in multi-domain optical networks

Lei Guo, Xingwei Wang, Jiannong Cao, Yu Zhang, Xiaobing Zheng, Xuekui Wang, Weigang Hou

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In this paper, we propose a novel differentiated domain protection (DDP) scheme to address survivability in multi-domain optical networks. Survivable routing in multi-domain networks is a challenging algorithmic problem because it requires choosing links that provide adequate protection both between domains and within domains that may offer different protection services. To satisfy the survivability requirements of different domains, DDP considers differentiated protection schemes, i.e., dedicated protection, shared protection, or no protection in different domains. In order to respect the principle of transparent management in multiple domains, DDP abstracts a multi-domain optical network to a virtual topology graph (VTG) for solving routing between domains. Simulation results show that DDP, unlike traditional schemes, can provide trade-off between protection methods and also allows better resource utilization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2453-2459
Number of pages7
JournalInformation Sciences
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2009


  • Differentiated protection
  • Multi-domains
  • Optical networks
  • Virtual topology graph

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence

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