Proposing bat inspired heuristic algorithm for the optimization of GMPLS networks

Mohsin Masood, Mohamed Mostafa Fouad, Ivan Glesk

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Introduction of modern and diverse applications in telecommunication field has raised challenges in networking area regarding efficient use of network resources and with optimizing performance. Therefore MPLS/GMPLS (Generalized multiprotocol label switching) networks were introduced to provide a better quality of service to meet users’ requirements as well as to optimize network resources. GMPLS networks use traffic engineering techniques for more efficient communication within the network and help to optimize network resources. This paper proposes BAT inspired metaheuristic algorithm for selecting an efficient route in MPLS/ GMPLS networks. In our investigation we considered routing costs as an objective function with goal to minimize it. The paper uses BAT algorithm with various levels of loudness parameter. The simulation results show performance improvements in MPLS/GMPLS networks of different size.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2017
Event25th Telecommunications Forum TELFOR 2017 - School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 21 Nov 201722 Nov 2017


Conference25th Telecommunications Forum TELFOR 2017
Abbreviated titleTELFOR 2017
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  • bat algorithm
  • GMPLS network
  • metaheuristic algorithms
  • network optimization
  • traffic engineering


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