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Two techniques for fast computation of constrained shortest paths

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Two techniques for fast computation of constrained shortest paths
Abstract-- Computing constrained shortest paths is fundamental to some important network functions such as QoS routing, which is to find the cheapest path that satisfies certain constraints. In particular, finding the cheapest delay-constrained path is critical for real-time data flows such as voice calls. Because it is NP-complete, much research has been designing heuristic algorithms that solve the -approximation of the problem with an adjustable accuracy. A common approach is to discretize (i.e., scale and round) the link delay or link cost, which transforms the original problem to a simpler one solvable in polynomial time. The efficiency of the algorithms directly relates to the magnitude of the errors introduced during discretization. In this paper, we propose two techniques that reduce the discretization errors, which allows faster algorithms to be designed. Reducing the overhead of the costly computation for constrained shortest paths is practically important for the design of a...
Shigang Chen, Meongchul Song, Sartaj Sahni
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TON
Authors Shigang Chen, Meongchul Song, Sartaj Sahni
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