Tomasgard, Asgeir Dye, Shane Wallace, Stein W. Audestad, Jan A. van der Vlerk, Maarten
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Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 97-030/4
The purpose of this paper is to formally describe new optimization models for distributed telecommunication networks.Modern distributed networks put more focus on the processing of information and less on the actual transportation of datathan we are traditionally used to in telecommunications. This paper introduces new approaches for modelling decisionsupport at operational, tactical and strategic levels. This is done by first defining the technological framework we areworking within. One of the main advantages of this framework is its inherent flexibility, which enables us to do dynamicplanning and consider uncertainty when decisions are made. When we present the models, emphasis is placed on themodelling discussions around the shift of focus towards processing, the new technological aspects, and how to utilizeflexibility to cope with uncertainty.