Template-Type: ReDIF-Paper 1.0 Series: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers Creation-Date: 1997-02-27 Number: 97-030/4 Author-Name: Asgeir Tomasgard Author-Workplace-Name: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Author-Name: Shane Dye Author-Workplace-Name: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Author-Name: Stein W. Wallace Author-Workplace-Name: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Author-Name: Leen Stougie Author-Workplace-Name: University of Amsterdam, et al Title: Modelling in Distributed Telecommunications Networks Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to formally describe new optimization models for distributed telecommunication networks.Modern distributed networks put more focus on the processing of information and less on the actual transportation of datathan we are traditionally used to in telecommunications. This paper introduces new approaches for modelling decisionsupport at operational, tactical and strategic levels. This is done by first defining the technological framework we areworking within. One of the main advantages of this framework is its inherent flexibility, which enables us to do dynamicplanning and consider uncertainty when decisions are made. When we present the models, emphasis is placed on the modelling discussions around the shift of focus towards processing, the new technological aspects, and how to utilize flexibility to cope with uncertainty.
See also the publication in 'Discrete Applied Mathematics', 2003, 129(1), 63-81. Keywords: Distributed networks, telecommunication, services, stochastic programming, stochastic integer programming, stochastic modeling, optimization File-Url: http://papers.tinbergen.nl/97030.pdf File-Format: application/pdf File-Size: 359018 bytes Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:19970030