Link-Level Vulnerability Indicators for Real-World Networks

It is computationally expensive to find out where vulnerable parts in a network are. In literature a variety of methods were introduced that use relatively simple selection criteria (measured in real-life or calculated in a traffic simulator) to pre-determine the seriousness of the delays caused by the blocking of that link and thereafter perform a more detailed analysis. This paper reviews the selection criteria proposed in the literature and assesses the quality of these criteria. Furthermore, a multi-linear fit of the criteria is made to find a better, combined, criterion to rank the links according to their vulnerability. The paper shows that different criteria indicate different links to be vulnerable. Also combined they cannot well predict the vulnerability of a link. Therefore, it is concluded that to find vulnerable links, one has to look further than link-based indicators.


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  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01152459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-1231
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:33AM