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This volume contains the proceedings of a DIMACS Workshop on Robust Communication Networks held as part of the Special Year on Networks. Theoreticians and practitioners presented papers on the roles of architectural interconnection and survivability in the design, construction, operation, and application of robust communication networks. Due to the advent of VSLI and fiber optics technologies, it has become possible and feasible to design and construct large scale, high performance, high speed wireline and wireless communication networks that are also robust. This opens many challenging issues and problems for both the theory community and practitioners. Of particular interest is how these technological advances lead the way to new and challenging mathematical frontiers and set the direction for future research on and implementation of robust communication networks. The nine papers chosen for this volume represent the state of the art from a variety of perspectives.
Foreword ix Preface xi Design of broadband virtual private networks: Model and heuristics for the B-WiN A. Bley, M. Grotschel, and R. Wessaly 1 Minimal contention-free matrices with application to multicasting J. Cohen, P. Fraigniaud, and M. Mitjana 17 Communication aspects of fat-tree-based interconnection networks for multicomputers S. K. Das, S. R. Ohring, and M. Ibel 35 Optimal placement of repair servers for reliable multicast L. Gao, B. Li, and F. Chen 61 Transparent en-route cache location for regular networks P. Krishnan, D. Raz, and Y. Shavitt 81 An approximation algorithm for minimum-cost network design Y. Mansour and D. Peleg 97 Nonblocking and almost nonblocking multicast switching networks Y. Yang 107 Constructing optical networks using combinatorial designs S. Q. Zheng 127 Robust interprocessor connections for very-high performance S. G. Ziavras and Q. Wang 143