Fast Network Design for Telecommunications

lesley berry, Bruce Murtagh, Graham McMahon, Marcus Randall, Stephen Sugden

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Abstract

In designing a telecommunications network, nodes that represent telephone exchanges or communications switching centres need to be connected in an economical way to handle expected point-to-point traffic. Various constraints on the topology and node and link capacities must to be respected. Two methods are investigated for optimal network synthesis. The first is an heuristic which rapidly obtains a solution of moderate quality.Te second is a fast genetic method which can produce significantly better solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPORS 2000: the fifth Conference of the Association of Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies within IFORS
EditorsPaul Kang Hoh Phua, Chen Guan Wong, Dao Hua Ming, Wendy Koh
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherAPORS Committee
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000

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    berry, L., Murtagh, B., McMahon, G., Randall, M., & Sugden, S. (2000). Fast Network Design for Telecommunications. In P. K. Hoh Phua, C. G. Wong, D. H. Ming, & W. Koh (Eds.), APORS 2000: the fifth Conference of the Association of Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies within IFORS [17-02] APORS Committee.