Print Email Facebook Twitter A multi-layer network model based on ITU-T G.805 Title A multi-layer network model based on ITU-T G.805 Author Dijkstra, F. Andree, B. Koymans, K. van der Ham, J.J. Grosso, P. de Laat, C. TNO Defensie en Veiligheid DenV Publication year 2008 Abstract In recent years, dynamic multi-layer networks have emerged. Unlike regular networks these multi-layer networks allow users and other networks to interface on different technology layers. While path finding on a single layer is currently well understood, path finding on multi-layer networks is far from trivial. Even the constraints (the possible incompatibilities) are not always clear. This paper proposes a model for multi-layer circuit-switched computer networks, based on ITU-T G.805 and GMPLS standards. Furthermore, it defines a simple algebra that can be used to verify the validity of network connections through such networks. The most important contribution of our model and algebra is that they are technology independent: they can describe any circuit-switched network technology without modifications or tuning to the model and algebra. The model and algebra have been implemented in a syntax and network tool, which are briefly discussed. © 2008 Dr. Freek Dijkstra. Subject AdaptationInformation modelMulti-layer networkNetworkPath findingConstraint theoryInformation systemsInterfaces (computer)Linear algebraMathematical modelsSwitching networksAdaptationCircuit switched computer networksDynamic multi layer networksInformation modelsPath findingComputer networks To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:f36e0a9d-5cbf-4663-8d9c-3149eb6d2c94 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2008.02.013 TNO identifier 240915 ISSN 1389-1286 Source Computer Networks, 52 (10), 1927-1937 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.