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Bijan Jabbari Bijan Jabbari [photo]
A Scalable Dynamic Path Computation Framework for Inter-Domain IP and Optical Networks
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Building 3 Auditorium - 3:30 PM

(Refreshments at 3:00 PM)


Bijan Jabbari, will talk about A Scalable Dynamic Path Computation Framework for Inter-Domain IP and Optical Networks. With the growing demand in using traffic engineered label switched paths (LSPs) across multiple domains, the need for dynamic path computation has become unavoidable. The constraint based routing based on CSPF (constrained shortest path first) which determines whether a link meets the traffic engineering constraints within a domain is found to be no longer effective. Path computation Element (PCE) has been introduced to address the present shortcomings and examine more complex set of constraints. This, in particular, has become important when the optical transport attributes are considered in conjunction with the IP links. This talk will review some of the problems with the existing Internet architecture and will provide a framework to augment it with more general and routing and path computation techniques. Our focus will then be on a scalable dynamic fast path computation algorithm. We will present the suitability and effectiveness of this algorithm in dynamically provisioning resources for the end-to-end guaranteed services.

Bijan Jabbari, is a professor of electrical engineering at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and an affiliated faculty with ENST- Paris, France. He is an International Division Editor for the Journal of Communications and Networks, an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and was on the editorial board of Proceedings of the IEEE. He is the past chairman of the IEEE Communications Society technical committee on Communications Switching and Routing. He is a recipient of the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000 and the Washington DC Metropolitan Area Engineer of the Year Award, in 2003. He continues research on multi-access communications and high performance networking. He received the PhD degree from Stanford University in electrical engineering.
IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Ben Kobler