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Modelling Multicast QoS Routing by using Best-Tree Search in And-or Graphs and Soft Constraint Logic Programming

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Modelling Multicast QoS Routing by using Best-Tree Search in And-or Graphs and Soft Constraint Logic Programming
We suggest a formal model to represent and solve the multicast routing problem in multicast networks. To attain this, we model the network adapting it to a weighted and-or graph, where the weight on a connector corresponds to the cost of sending a packet on the network link modelled by that connector. Then, we use the Soft Constraint Logic Programming (SCLP) framework as a convenient declarative programming environment in which to specify related problems. In particular, we show how the semantics of an SCLP program computes the best tree in the corresponding and-or graph: this result can be adopted to find, from a given source node, the multicast distribution tree having minimum cost and reaching all the destination nodes of the multicast communication. The costs on the connectors can be described also as vectors (multidimensional costs), each component representing a different Quality of Service metric value. Therefore, the construction of the best tree may involve a set of criteri...
Stefano Bistarelli, Ugo Montanari, Francesca Rossi
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where ENTCS
Authors Stefano Bistarelli, Ugo Montanari, Francesca Rossi, Francesco Santini
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