Photonic Network Communications

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 24–34 | Cite as

Applying PTF/VTF routing policies in multilayer IP/MPLS-based ASON/GMPLS multi-domain networks

  • Wajdi Halabi
  • Kris Steenhaut
  • Marnix Goossens


The IP/MPLS-based ASON/GMPLS hybrid network architecture enables the interaction between the IP layer and the optical dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) layer. This architecture makes it possible to transfer huge amounts of traffic data on DWDM networks, while supporting Internet Protocol (IP)-based service applications. Additionally, this architecture provides a unified routing scenario, which allows the dynamic routing in both the IP layer and/or optical layer. Cross- layer routing has been addressed in single domain networks scenarios, where the routing policies Physical Topology First (PTF) and Virtual Topology First (VTP) have been proposed and applied. However, applying cross-layer routing using both routing topology policies PTF and VTF has not been investigated in a multi-domain networks scenario yet. In this study, we address this issue and propose a routing scheme to establish traffic connections in the optical WDM layer and the IP layer, which makes the applicability of PTF and VTF in multilayer multi-domain network feasible.


DWDM IP/MPLS Multi-domain multilayer ASON/GMPLS 



This study was funded by Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (ECW) and the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), Project FWO G.0578.08.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wajdi Halabi
    • 1
  • Kris Steenhaut
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marnix Goossens
    • 1
  1. 1.ETRO DepartmentVrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.IWT DepartmentErasmus Hogeschool Brussel (EHB)BrusselsBelgium

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