Optimization of Energy Efficient Network Migration Using Harmony Search

  • Stefan Türk
  • Rico Radeke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6955)


In this paper we describe the basic network migration problem in backbone networks to move from an existing to a new technology. Furthermore we use a generic harmony search algorithm to optimize the solution in terms of energy efficiency and costs. Harmony search is a probabilistic meta-heuristic which has been successfully adapted to many optimization problems. We analyze how harmony search can be used to calculate migration sequences with minimized energy consumption and financial costs. Results of parameter studies for the heuristic will be shown to evaluate the method. The achieved resource utilization to cover increasing network demands and the point of introduction within a certain time interval will be presented also.


Internet Protocol Harmony Search Harmony Search Algorithm Harmony Memory Network Migration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Türk
    • 1
  • Rico Radeke
    • 1
  1. 1.Dresden University of TechnologyDresdenGermany

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