Joint traffic blocking and routing under network failures and maintenances

Chao Liang, Zihui Ge, Yong Liu

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Under device failures and maintenance activities, network resources reduce and congestion may arise inside networks. In this paper, we study a dual approach that combines traffic blocking (rate-limiting) at the edge of a network and traffic rerouting inside the network. We formulate a joint ingress blocking and routing optimization problem and develop mechanisms to introduce blocking differentiations among users with different service priorities and with different level of impact to network congestions. Our evaluation result shows that by blocking only a small fraction of traffic, one can greatly reduce network congestion under severe failures and maintenance activities. Our solution efficiently identifies the optimal blocking among heterogeneous users and achieves much better performance in comparison with proportional traffic blocking. The proposed algorithms can be easily adopted by network service providers in their traffic engineering practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE GLOBECOM 2007 - 2007 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, Proceedings
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2007
Event50th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2007 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2007Nov 30 2007

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other50th Annual IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington, DC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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