A Defragmentation-Ready Simulation Framework For Elastic Optical Networks

  • Rodrigo Stange Tessinari Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES)
  • Didier Colle Ghent University
  • Anilton Salles Garcia Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES)
Keywords: Elastic Optical Networks, Fragmentation, Spectrum Defragmentation, Spectrum Allocation, RMSA, Algorithms, Simulation, OMNeT


In this paper we explore in details the framework ElasticO++, which is a simulation framework for Elastic Optical Networks using OMNeT++. ElasticO++ is the first software available capable of working with spectrum defragmentation in dynamic network scenarios. The flexibility offered by the discussed tool allows both academia and industry to develop and evaluate new algorithms and techniques for Elastic Optical Networks. In this paper, we focus on ElasticO++ architecture, algorithms, and the features which we consider makes our framework unique. Additionally, we present a simulation case study and the newer features we are currently developing.
How to Cite
Tessinari, R., Colle, D., & Garcia, A. (2017). A Defragmentation-Ready Simulation Framework For Elastic Optical Networks. Journal of Communication and Information Systems, 32(1). https://doi.org/10.14209/jcis.2017.5
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