Combinatorial optimization algorithms are used in many applications including the design, management, and operations of communication networks. The objective of this book is to advance and promote the theory and applications of combinatorial optimization in communication networks. The book collects a distinguished set of papers on subjects such as wireless communication systems, satellite networks, optical networks, and ad hoc networks. The topics covered range from topology control, routing optimization, and resource allocation to QoS provisioning. It is the first book that integrates rich theory from operations research with cutting-edge research in communication networks.
The target audience for the work includes the researchers in the field of network design and optimization, graduate students and professors interested in networking and optimization research, as well as network design engineers. It is a handy reference book for researchers in networking and mathematical programming, also a suitable textbook for advanced courses in the theoretical aspects of networking.
Information-Directed Routing in Sensor Networks using Real-Time Reinforcement Learning (Y. Zhang, J. Liu, F. Zhao).- Multipath Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks (W. Lou, W. Liu, Y. Zhang).- Selecting Working Sensors in Wireless Sensor Networks (H. Chen, H. Wu).- Ad Hoc Networks: Optimization Problems and Solution Methods (C.A.S. Oliveira, P.M. Pardalos).- Routing Optimization in Communications Networks (D. Cavendish, M. Gerla).- MAC-Throughput Analysis of CDMA Wireless Networks based on a Collision Model (Y. Wu, X.-G. Xia, Q. Zhang, W. Zhu,Y.-Q. Zhang).- Evolutionary Methods in Wireless Mobile Computing (I. Stojmenovi´c, A. Ngom, G. Vidyarthi).- Quality of Service Provisioning for Adaptive Multimedia in Mobile/Wireless Networks (Y. Xiao).- Optimal Server Allocation In Wireless Networks: The Use of Index Policies (N. Ehsan, M. Liu).- On the Application of Stochastic Integer Linear Programming in Allocation Policies for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (A.-E. Taha, H. Hassanein, H. Mouftah).- Quasi-Optimal Resource Allocation in Multi-Spot MFTDMA Satellite Networks (S. Alouf, E. Altman, J. Galtier, J.-F. Lalande, C. Touati).- QoS Provisioning Strategies in LEO Satellite Networks (S. Olariu).- Topological properties of interconnection networks (I. Stojmenovi).- Some Bounded Degree Cayley Graphs and Leader Election (S. Latifi, P.K. Srimani).- Optimization Techniques for Survivable Optical Networks (A.E. Eshoul, H. T. Mouftah).- Dynamic Simulcasting: Design and Optimization (J. Liu, B. Li, A.T.S. Ip, Y.-Q. Zhang).- Genetic Code Based DNA Computation for NP-complete Problems in Networks (M. Zhang, M.X. Cheng, T.-J. Tarn).