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<p><a href="http://www.osa-jon.org/virtual_issue.cfm?vid=16">Feature Issue on Availability</a></p>Fast provisioning capabilities enabled by signaling intelligence and automated switching flexibility are becoming fundamental features of next-generation networks based on optical transport. In recent years numerous research and development projects, standardization activities, and a large number of publications have been devoted to fast-provisioning-enabled optical networks. However, in the related research activities less attention has been paid to network state evolution during the provisioning process. Our main scope is, based on a three-phase network development life cycle, to define different consolidation strategies to improve the performance of provisioning-oriented optical networks. The proposal is motivated by the inherent lack of capacity efficiency of optical channel provisioning processes.

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IEEE Netw. (1)

G. Bernstein, E. Mannie, and V. Sharma, 'Framework for MPLS-based control of optical SDH/SONET networks,' IEEE Netw. 15, 20-26 (2001).

IEEE Commun. Mag. (2)

P. Szegedi, Zs. Lakatos, and J. Spath, 'Signaling architectures and recovery time scaling for grid applications in IST project MUPBED,' IEEE Commun. Mag. 44, 74-82 (2006).

T. Takeda, I. Inoue, R. Aubin, and M. Carugi, 'Layer 1 virtual private networks: service concepts, architecture requirements, and related advances in standardization,' IEEE Commun. Mag. 42, 132-138 (2004).

IEEE Commun. Mag., Special Issue on Management of Optical Networks (1)

W. Golab and R. Boutaba, 'Policy-driven automated reconfiguration for performance management in WDM optical networks,' IEEE Commun. Mag., Special Issue on Management of Optical Networks 42, 44-51 (2004).

IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. (1)

D. Banerjee and B. Mukherjee, 'Wavelength-routed optical networks: linear formulation, resource budgeting tradeoffs, and a reconfiguration study,' IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. 8, 598-607 (2000).

IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. (1)

E. Bouillet, J. F. Labourdette, R. Ramamurthy, and S. Chaudhuri, 'Lightpath re-optimization in mesh optical networks,' IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. 13, 437-447 (2005).

IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. (1)

A. Gencata and B. Mukherjee, 'Virtual-topology adaptation for WDM mesh networks under dynamic traffic,' IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. 11, 236-247 (2003).

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

Opt. Netw. Mag. (1)

J. Kennington, E. Olinick, K. Lewis, A. Ortinsky, and G. Spiride, 'Robust solutions for the DWDM routing and provisioning problem: models and algorithms,' Opt. Netw. Mag. 4(2), 74-84 (2003).

Photon. Netw. Commun. (1)

D. Leung and W. D. Grover, 'Capacity planning of survivable mesh-based transport networks under demand uncertainty,' Photon. Netw. Commun. 10, 123-140 (2005).

Other (19)

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S. Sen, R. Doverspike, and S. Cosares, 'Network planning with random demands,' in Select Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Telecommunication Systems (1994), pp. 11-30.

A. Gaivoronski, 'Stochastic programming approach to the network planning under uncertainty,' in Optimization in Industry 3 (Wiley, 1995), pp. 145-163.

Optical Internetworking Forum: User Network Interface (UNI) 1.0 Signalling Specification, Release 2: Common Part, February 2004, http://www.oiforum.com.

IST Next Generation Optical Network for Broadband in Europe (NOBEL), http://www.ist-nobel.org.

IST Multi-Partner European Testbeds for Research Networking (MUPBED), http://www.ist-mupbed.org.

B. Ramamurthy and A. Ramakrishnan, 'Virtual topology reconfiguration of wavelength routed optical WDM networks,' in IEEE Gobal Telecommunications Conference (IEEE, 2000), pp. 1269-1275.

B. Zhou, J. Zheng, and H. T. Mouftah, 'Dynamic reconfiguration based on balanced alternate routing algorithm (BARA) for all-optical wavelength-routed WDM networks,' in IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (IEEE, 2002), pp. 2713-2717.

H. Takagi, Y. Zhang, and X. Jia, 'Virtual topology reconfiguration for wide-area WDM networks,' in IEEE 2002 International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems and West Sino Expositions (IEEE, 2002), pp. 835-839.

M. Tornatore, G. Maier, and A. Pattavina, 'WDM network optimization by ILP based on source formulation,' in Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (IEEE, 2002), pp. 1813-1821.

R. Dutta and G. N. Rouskas, 'Design of logical topologies for wavelength routed networks,' in Optical WDM Networks: Principles and Practice in Design of Logical Topologies for Wavelength Routed Networks (Kluwer, 2000), pp. 79-102.

M. E. M. Saad and Z.-Q. Luo, 'Reconfiguration with no service disruption in multifiber WDM networks based on Lagrangean decomposition,' in IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE, 2003), 1509-1513.

E. Bouillet, P. Mishra, J. F. Labourdette, K. Perlove, and S. French, 'Lightpath re-optimization in mesh optical networks,' in 7th European Conference on Networks and Communications (2002), pp. 235-242.

N. Jose and A. K. Somani, 'Connection rerouting/network reconfiguration,' in Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks (IEEE, 2003), pp. 23-30.

W. D. Grover, Mesh-Based Survivable Networks: Options and Strategies for Optical, MPLS, SONET and ATM Networking (Prentice-Hall, 2003), Section 5.10.

D. Leung, S. Arakawa, M. Murata, and W. D. Grover, 'Re-optimization strategies to maximize traffic-carrying readiness in WDM survivable mesh networks,' in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (Optical Society of America, 2005), p. 3.

N. Geary, N. Parnis, A. Antonopoulos, E. Drakopoulos, and J. O'Reilly, 'The benefits of reconfiguration in optical networks,' in Proceedings of 10th International Telecommunication Network Strategy and Planning Symposium (NETWORKS 2002) (2002), pp. 373-378.

T. Kárász, Zs. Pándi, and T. Jakab, 'Network consolidation--how to improve the efficiency of provisioning oriented optical networks,' in Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks (IEEE, 2005) 151-158.

Zs. Pándi, M. Tacca, and A. Fumagalli, 'A threshold based on-line RWA algorithm with reliability guarantees,' in Proceedings of the Optical Network Design and Modeling Conference (IEEE, 2005), pp. 447-453.

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