Introducing the Virtual Network Mapping Problem With Delay, Routing and Location Constraints
Network virtualization is a main paradigm of Future Internet research. It allows for automatic creation of virtual networks with application specific resource management, routing, topology and naming. Since those virtual networks need to be implemented by means of the underlying physical network, the Virtual Network Mapping Problem (VNMP) arises. In this paper, the authors introduce the Virtual Network Mapping Problem with Delay, Routing and Location Constraints (VNMP-DRL), a variant of the VNMP including some practically relevant aspects of Virtual Network Mapping that have not been considered before. They describe the creation of a benchmark set for the VNMP-DRL.