Evolutionary-fuzzy prediction for strategic ID-QoS: Routing in broadband networks

A. Vasilakos, C. Ricudis, K. Anagnostakis, W. Pedrycz, A. Pitsillides, X. Z. Gao

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This article presents an application of evolutionary-fuzzy prediction in interdomain routing of broadband network connections with Quality of Services requirements in the case of an integrated ATM and SDH networking architecture. The higher-layer nature of interdomain routing requires one to review the whole routing process in order to maximize performance at low decision-making cost, a clear case for fuzzy-set logic based algorithms. In order to probabilistically avoid shortage of resources, in addition to effectively computing the feasible paths for an incoming connection request under uncertainty, these paths should be compared in terms of the negative impact in resource supply, that may be caused by other connections. To do this, besides enriching the protocol with vectors of per-class shadow cost metrics, quantized using fuzzy-set theory, we used a subset-interactive autoregressive time-series predictor (SIAM) that is based on fuzzy measures to evaluate path costs under supply metrics that change over time. Moreover, as the connections we are dealing with are semi-permanent, we must take into account the connections lifetime. The complete system is part of the MISA management of integrated SDH and ATM network architecture and will be implemented and evaluated in the global broadband connection service of the pan-European test-bed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networks
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • ACTS project MISA
  • Fuzzy measures
  • Strategic routing
  • Time-series prediction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture


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