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.
|Title of host publication||APORS 2000: the fifth Conference of the Association of Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies within IFORS|
|Editors||Paul Kang Hoh Phua, Chen Guan Wong, Dao Hua Ming, Wendy Koh|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2000|
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] Singapore: APORS Committee.