The Multi-Hour Bandwidth Packing Problem with Queuing Delays: Bounds and Exact Solution Approach

The multi-hour bandwidth packing problem arises in telecommunication networks that span several time horizon. The problem seeks to select and route a set of messages from a given list of messages with prespecified requirement on demand for bandwidth under time varying traffic conditions on an undirected communication network such that the total profit is maximized. … Read more

Robust capacity expansion solutions for telecommunication networks with uncertain demands

We consider the capacity planning of telecommunication networks with linear investment costs and uncertain future traffic demands. Transmission capacities must be large enough to meet, with a high quality of service, the range of possible demands, after adequate routings of messages on the created network. We use the robust optimization methodology to balance the need … Read more

Single-layer Cuts for Multi-layer Network Design Problems

We study a planning problem arising in SDH/WDM multi-layer telecommunication network design. The goal is to find a minimum cost installation of link and node hardware of both network layers such that traffic demands can be realized via grooming and a survivable routing. We present a mixed-integer programming formulation that takes many practical side constraints … Read more

A novel integer programming formulation for the K-SONET ring assignment problem

We consider the problem of interconnecting a set of customer sites using SONET rings of equal capacity, which can be defined as follows: Given an undirected graph G=(V,E) with nonnegative edge weight d(u,v), (u,v) in E, and two integers K and B, find a partition of the nodes of G into K subsets so that … Read more