Evaluation MCDM Multi-disjoint Paths Selection Algorithms Using Fuzzy-Copeland Ranking Method

Hamid Naderi, Hadi Shahosseini, Amir Jafari


To increase the Internet's reliability and to have greater control over traffic transmission, reliable path selection is important and Multipath routing is promising technique that are used in the communication networks. Finding reliable end-end paths and backup can increase network performance. So, using proper decision metrics and algorithm should be used to paths and backup selection phase in these networks. For this goal, in this paper selecting a more reliable multi disjoint paths is addressed as a multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) problem and availability factor is defined and calculated based on network histories. For decision algorithm, a new fuzzy evaluation method is proposed to rank these multi disjoint paths selection algorithms and it is compared with bandwidth based, TOPSIS, FuzzyTOPSIS and AHP methods as candidate techniques to select more appropriate global disjoint paths in the IP/MPLS networks with packet loss, delay and availability parameters as decision making metrics. The proposed method combines fuzzy theory and Copeland method to evaluate the rank of each proposed method base on bandwidth, delay and new defined availability metric of selected end to end paths. Simulation results show that this method selects more reliable backup paths with better bandwidth in compared with others and can be used to path selection in IP/MPLS networks.

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International Journal of Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS)          ISSN: 2076-0930 (Print)           ISSN: 2073-607X (Online)