Traffic Grooming for Optical Networks

Foundations, Techniques, and Frontiers

  • Rudra Dutta
  • Ahmed E. Kamal
  • George N. Rouskas

Part of the Optical Networks book series (OPNW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rudra Dutta, Ahmed E. Kamal, George N. Rouskas
      Pages 1-6
  3. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Tarek S. El-Bawab
      Pages 9-20
    3. Slobodanka Tomic
      Pages 21-37
    4. Rudra Dutta, Ahmed E. Kamal, George N. Rouskas
      Pages 39-55
    5. Shu Huang
      Pages 57-72
    6. George N. Rouskas, Rudra Dutta
      Pages 73-88
  4. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Raza Ul-Mustafa
      Pages 91-106
    3. Smita Rai, Biswanath Mukherjee
      Pages 107-121
    4. JianQiang Hu
      Pages 123-136
    5. Arun K. Somani
      Pages 137-157
    6. Byrav Ramamurthy
      Pages 175-192
    7. Ahmed E. Kamal, Ahmad N. Khalil
      Pages 213-233
  5. Frontiers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Nasir Ghani, Qing Liu, Nageswara S. V. Rao, Ashwin Gumaste
      Pages 237-252
    3. Maurice Gagnaire, Josué Kuri, Elias A. Doumith
      Pages 253-278
    4. Volkan Kaman, Henrik N. Poulsen, Roger J. Helkey, John E. Bowers
      Pages 279-290
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-295

About this book


Traffic Grooming for Optical Networks: Foundations, Techniques and Frontiers covers the principles, technology, practice, and future of traffic grooming in optical networks. Traffic grooming is the name given to a family of optical network design and resource allocation algorithms that can enable cost-efficient use of both network bandwidth and electronic switching. This book provides an authoritative point of reference to traffic grooming developments including Synchronous Optical Network/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SONET/SDH) and Generic Framing Procedure (GFP).

This book begins by providing appropriate background information and then follows with an in-depth study of a few key issues and challenges. At the same time it brings together a broad range of perspectives from preeminent researchers in both academia and industry. Part one entitled "Foundations" presents enabling technology and standards and also gives a formal introduction to traffic grooming theory. Part two, "Techniques" contains eight chapters that present specific traffic grooming techniques and addresses corresponding fundamental issues. Finally, part three, "Frontiers", examines topics of emerging importance including multidomain considerations, waveband grooming and switching, and all-optical grooming.

Traffic Grooming for Optical Networks: Foundations, Techniques and Frontiers is a valuable reference for practicing engineers as well as industry and academic researchers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rudra Dutta
    • 1
  • Ahmed E. Kamal
    • 2
  • George N. Rouskas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-74517-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-74518-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1935-3839
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