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Service Convergence is a prospective goal to reach considerable economic benefits in a Multi-Service Network (MSN) environment. Elements such as Multi-Service Provisioning Platforms and Multi-Technology Network Management systems together with suitable MSN modeling are the key underlying components supporting that goal. The paper relates to the framework of(More)
The origin-destination (OD) cycles approach is applied in this paper to heterogeneous networks, with regard to topologies and services. Decomposition of these networks is performed through gateways that are consequently part of OD cycles associated with inter-domain survivable traffic. Route-diverse cycle parts, called Y and X, are defined to establish(More)
  • M. Herzberg
  • 2004
The development of multiservice provisioning platforms and multitechnology network-management systems augment the need for advanced network tools to accommodate effectively the complex task of managing devices, systems and services that are supported by the network. Assignment of common transport network resources for the proper functionality of the(More)
This paper adopts a hierarchical multilayer/ multilevel approach for the allocation, management and control of B-ISDN resources. This approach seems appropriate to present a vertical decomposition of control layers, having different timescales in addition to a horizontal decomposition, derived from the geographical distribution of control units. The paper(More)
We introduce and analyze a general look-ahead approach for Value Iteration Algorithms used in solving Lroth discounted and undiscounted Markov decision processes. This approach, based on the value-oriented concept interwoven with multiple adaptive relaxation factors, leads to accelcrating proccdures rvhich perform better than the separate use of either the(More)
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