—Multicast Communication over an optical fiber network is treated as a major problem in optical domain. As the need of one-to-many communication is increasing day by day, researchers are trying to devise novel and efficient approaches to solve this problem. Although the most of the efforts done in this field is heuristic in nature, evolutionary approaches are also started to be used to solve this as an optimization problem. In this paper we have used Genetic Algorithm to find an efficient multicast route (tree) to establish a multicast connection in WDM mesh network. We have proposed a novel fitness function which can optimize multiple objectives: reaching maximum no. of destinations, minimizing usage of optical channels, minimizing usage of splitters, very efficiently. We have established the truth of our claim by simulating our proposed algorithm over various optical fiber networks.
—Fitness function, genetic algorithm, multicast routing, light tree, splitter.
Subhendu Barat, Soumitra Ghosh, and Tanushree Dutta are with the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, NSHM Knowledge Campus Durgapur Group of Institutions, West Bengal, India (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tanmay De is with the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, West Bengal, India.
Cite:Subhendu Barat, Soumitra Ghosh, Tanushree Dutta, and Tanmay De, "An Efficient Multicast Routing Technique Using Genetic Algorithm over WDM Mesh Networks," Journal of Advances in Computer Networks vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 56-62, 2015.