Software Tools and Methods for Research and Education in Optical Networks

  • Sébastien Rumley
  • Christian Gaumier
  • Ramon Aparicio-Pardo
  • Ching-Hung Chang
  • Walter Colitti
  • Belen Garcia-Manrubia
  • Pandelis Kourtessis
  • Juan Antonio Martínez-León
  • Ann Nowé
  • Pablo Pavón-Mariño
  • J. Scharf
  • K. Steenhaut
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5412)


Recent advances in photonic communication networks require planning, modelling and simulation tools of ever increasing scope and complexity. Based on valid and credible models, simulators are used heavily to investigate and assess new solutions before implementing testbeds and field trials. On the other hand, tools relying on heuristics algorithms or analytical models are widely used for network planning and dimensioning. This chapter reviews some recent trends in conception and utilisation of tools for modelling and planning, and reports several developments performed with commercial or academic tools and frameworks within the COST action 291.


Optical Network Packet Loss Rate Optical Network Unit Node Model Virtual Topology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sébastien Rumley
    • 1
  • Christian Gaumier
    • 1
  • Ramon Aparicio-Pardo
    • 2
  • Ching-Hung Chang
    • 3
  • Walter Colitti
    • 4
  • Belen Garcia-Manrubia
    • 2
  • Pandelis Kourtessis
    • 3
  • Juan Antonio Martínez-León
    • 2
  • Ann Nowé
    • 4
  • Pablo Pavón-Mariño
    • 2
  • J. Scharf
    • 5
  • K. Steenhaut
    • 5
  1. 1.Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Universidad Politecnica de CartagenaCartagenaSpain
  3. 3.Science & Technology Research Institute (STRI)University of HertfordshireHertsUK
  4. 4.Vrije Universiteit BrusselElseneBelgium
  5. 5.Institute of Communication Networks and Computer Engineering (IKR)StuttgartGermany

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