## Routing and Capacity Optimization for IP networks

Please always quote using this URN: urn:nbn:de:0297-zib-10323

- This article describes the main concepts and techniques that have been developed during the last year at ZIB to solve dimensioning and routing optimization problems for IP networks. We discuss the problem of deciding if a given path set corresponds to an unsplittable shortest path routing, the fundamental properties of such path sets, and the computational complexity of some basic network planning problems for this routing type. Then we describe an integer-linear programming approach to solve such problems in practice. This approach has been used successfully in the planning of the German national education and research network for several years.