Keyword  Description 

Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) 
An example where a heuristic using an ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithmic approach is used

Backpressure routing 
An example where the traffic routing is performed using a backpressure approach.

Bandwidth assignment (BA) 
An example where the volume of traffic to be carried by each demand, is an algorithm output (that includes congestion control algorithms).

CAC (ConnectionAdmissionControl) 
An example where an algorithm performing the admission control to incoming connection requests is involved.

CSMA 
An example where the wireless links are coordinated using a CSMA MAC.

Capacity assignment (CA) 
An example where the capacities in the links are algorithm outputs.

Destinationbased routing 
An example related to a problem where the traffic routing is destinationbased (i.e. like in IP)

Destinationlink formulation 
An example where a destinationlink formulation of the routing is involved.

Distributed algorithm 
An example where a distributed algorithm (different agents operating more or less independently, coordinated by an implicit or explicit signaling) is involved.

Dual decomposition 
An example where an algorithm based on a dual decomposition of the problem is used.

Dual gradient algorithm 
An example where a gradient or subgradient algorithm optimizing the dual function is used.

Evolutionary algorithm (EA) 
An example where a heuristic using an evolutionary algorithm approach is used

Flow assignment (FA) 
An example where the routing of the traffic is an algorithm output.

Flowlink formulation 
An example where a flowlink formulation of the routing is involved.

Flowpath formulation 
An example where a flowpath formulation of the routing is involved.

GRASP 
An example where a heuristic using a GreedyRandomized Adaptive Search Procedure (GRASP) algorithmic approach is used

Greedy heuristic 
An example where a heuristic using a greedy approach is used

IP/OSPF 
An example where routing is based on the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol

JOM 
An example where the Java Optimization Modeler (JOM) library is used to solve a formulation

Local search (LS) heuristic 
An example where a heuristic using a local search approach is used

Modular capacities 
An example where link capacities are restricted to a discrete set of possible values

Multicast 
An example where multicast traffic is involved

Multidomain network 
An example where the network is composed of different domains or autonomous systems, controlled by different organizations

Multihour optimization 
An example where traffic variations typical of multihour profiles (e.g. predictable daynight fluctuations in the traffic, or timezone based traffic variations) are considered in the optimization

Multilayer 
An example where a multilayer representation of a network model is used

Multiperiod optimization 
An example where multiple time periods are considered in the network optimization (e.g. successive years with different traffics and equipment costs)

NFV 
An example in the context of Network Function Virtualizatin (NFV)

NUM 
An example where a Network Utility Maximization (NUM) model is used

Network recovery: protection 
An example where traffic is protected using backup segments.

Network recovery: restoration 
An example where traffic is recovered using restoration.

Primal decomposition 
An example where an algorithm based on a primal decomposition of the problem is used.

Primal gradient algorithm 
An example where a gradient or subgradient algorithm optimizing the primal problem objective function is used.

Randomaccess MAC 
An example where wireless links are coordinated by a randomaccess MAC, based on persistence probabilities.

Simulated annealing (SAN) 
An example where a heuristic using a simulated annealing approach is used

TCP 
An example where the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is involved

Tabu search (TS) 
An example where a heuristic using a tabu search approach is used

Topology assignment (TA) 
An example where the links and/or nodes in the network, are algorithm outputs.

Transmission power optimization 
An example where the links are wireless links, and its transmission power is optimized.

WDM 
An example where Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) technology is used

Wireless 
An example focused on the design of a wireless network
