On the Applications of Dijkstra’s Shortest Path Algorithm in Software Defined Networks

  • Tihana Galinac Grbac
  • Nikola Domazet
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 737)


The software defined networking has opened new opportunities for offering network resources to end users “as a service”. For these purposes a number of technologies have been proposed and implemented to enable easy definition and management of network resources dynamically. In this paper we provide an overview of software defined network and technologies used for identifying network topology. We present three approaches based on Dijkstra’s Shortest Path Algorithm and evaluate their performance in an experimental study.


Software defined network Network topology Dijkstra’s shortest path algorithm Dynamic network definition and management 



This work has been supported in part by Croatian Science Foundation’s project EVOSOFT UIP-2014-09-7945 and by the Univ. of Rijeka Res. Grant


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of RijekaRijekaCroatia
  2. 2.Ericsson Nikola TeslaZagrebCroatia

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