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—The continuously increasing complexity of communication networks and the increasing diversity and unpredictabil-ity of traffic demand has led to a consensus view that the automation of the management process is inevitable. Currently, network and service management techniques are mostly manual, requiring human intervention, and leading to slow response(More)
The study of robustness and connectivity properties are important in the analysis of complex networks. This paper reports on an effort to compare different network topologies according to their algebraic connectivity, network criticality, average node degree, and average node betweenness. We consider different network types and study the behavior of these(More)
In this article we report on applications and extensions of weighted graph theory in the design and control of communication networks. We model the communication network as a weighted graph and use the existing literature in graph theory to study its behavior. We are particularly interested in the notions of betweenness centrality and resistance distance in(More)
Graph theory provides a powerful set of metrics and conceptual ideas to model and investigate the behavior of communication networks. Most graph-theoretical frameworks in the networking literature are based on undirected graph models, where a symmetric link weight is assigned to each link of the network. However, many communication networks must account for(More)
As the Internet is evolving into a global all-service communication infrastructure, a key consideration is providing quality of service guarantees over IP with efficient resource utilization in a scalable, flexible, and automatic way. In this article, we present a virtual network (VN) based architecture for scalable IP service deployment and efficient(More)
— Traditional telecommunications service providers are undergoing a transition to a shared infrastructure in which multiple services will be delivered by peer and server computers interconnected by IP networks. IP transport networks that can transfer packets according to differentiated levels of QoS, availability and price are a key element to generating(More)