Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Multilayer network design has received significant attention in current literature. Despite this, the explicit modeling of IP/MPLS over OTN over DWDM in which the OTN layer is specifically considered has not been addressed before. This architecture has been identified as promising that bridges integration and interaction between the IP and optical layers. In this paper, the authors present an integrated capacity optimization model for network planning of such multilayer networks that consider the OTN layer as a distinct layer with its unique technological sub-layer constraints. They develop a heuristic algorithm to solve this model for large networks. Finally, they provide a detailed numeric study that considers various cost parameter values of each layer in the network.