Particle Swarm Optimization for Multi-constrained Routing in Telecommunication Networks

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By the authors' analysis, the QoS routing is the optimization problem under the satisfaction of multiple QoS constraints. The Particles Swarm Optimization (PSO) is an optimization algorithm which has been applied to finding shortest path in the network. However, it might fall into local optimal solution, and is not able to solve the routing based on multiple constraints. To tackle this problem, they propose a new method of solving the multiple constraints routing. This paper firstly sets up a multi constrained QoS routing model and constructs the fitness value function by transforming the QoS constraints with a penalty function. Secondly, the iterative formulas of the original PSO are improved to tailor to non-continuous search space of the routing problem.