Optimal Routing Strategy Based on Specifying Shortest Path


  • Fei Shao School of Computer Engineering, Jinling Institute of Technology No. 99, Hongjing Rd., Nanjing, 211169, JiangSu, P.R.China
  • Binghua Cheng School of Computer Engineering, Jinling Institute of Technology No. 99, Hongjing Rd., Nanjing, 211169, JiangSu, P.R.China


complex networks, weighted networks, routing strategy, betweenness


How to enhance the transfer capacity of weighted networks is of great
importance. The network transfer capacity, which is often evaluated by the critical
packet generation rate, is proved to be inversely proportional to the highest
node betweenness. By specifying the shortest path according to the different node
characteristics, two different routing strategies are proposed to reduce the high node
betweenness for the different node delivery capability schemes. Simulations on both
computer-generated networks and real world networks show that our routing strategies
can improve the network transfer capacity greatly. Especially, the greater the
new added edge number is, the more efficient our routing strategies are.

Author Biography

Fei Shao, School of Computer Engineering, Jinling Institute of Technology No. 99, Hongjing Rd., Nanjing, 211169, JiangSu, P.R.China

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science


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