The problem of dynamic multicast routing and wavelength assignment (MC-RWA) in the wavelength-routed wavelength-division-multiplexing networks is addressed. Current solutions to this problem always rely on homogeneous network constructions. However, future backbone networks tend to be heterogeneous in nature. Thus, the dynamic MC-RWA problem should be studied in a more realistic situation by considering the heterogeneity of network structures. A new graph model is proposed for the MC-RWA problem. This model is based on layered auxiliary graph which is generic and able to support various node architectures and heterogeneous network structures. Based on this graph model, the dynamic MC-RWA problem can be simply solved by an efficient multicast tree algorithm on various light-splitting and wavelength-conversion scenarios. In general, this graph model provides a universal platform to study different aspects of the dynamic MC-RWA as well as related problems.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering