Journal of Computer Science

Strength Pareto Evolutionary Algorithm based Multi-Objective Optimization for Shortest Path Routing Problem in Computer Networks

Subbaraj Potti and Chitra Chinnasamy

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2011.17.26

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 7, Issue 1

Pages 17-26


Problem statement: A new multi-objective approach, Strength Pareto Evolutionary Algorithm (SPEA), is presented in this paper to solve the shortest path routing problem. The routing problem is formulated as a multi-objective mathematical programming problem which attempts to minimize both cost and delay objectives simultaneously. Approach: SPEA handles the shortest path routing problem as a true multi-objective optimization problem with competing and noncommensurable objectives. Results: SPEA combines several features of previous multi-objective evolutionary algorithms in a unique manner. SPEA stores nondominated solutions externally in another continuously-updated population and uses a hierarchical clustering algorithm to provide the decision maker with a manageable pareto-optimal set. SPEA is applied to a 20 node network as well as to large size networks ranging from 50-200 nodes. Conclusion: The results demonstrate the capabilities of the proposed approach to generate true and well distributed pareto-optimal nondominated solutions.


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