Just-in-time online scheduling for WDM EPONs

Michael P. McGarry, Martin Reisslein, Charles Colbourn, Martin Maier

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9 Scopus citations


We propose an improved online scheduler for multichannel or Wavelength Division Multiplexed (WDM) Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) upstream transmission. This scheduler employs a just-in-time online scheduling framework to increase the number of Optical Network Units (ONUs) that can be scheduled concurrently. We outline the overall structure of this scheduling framework and discuss adapting offline scheduling policies for use in this framework. We compare the average queueing delay performance of different schedulers that follow this new framework to a simple online scheduler that schedules ONUs as soon as their REPORTS are received at the Optical Line Terminal (OLT). Further, we show how this framework can be used to provide differentiated service to ONUs without waiting for all ONUs to REPORT. We conclude with some remarks regarding our performance findings and possibilities for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07 - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 24 2007Jun 28 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486


Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow, Scotland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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