Mantis: Optical network planning and operation tool

Aristotelis Kretsis, Panagiotis Kokkinos, Kostas Christodoulopoulos, Emmanouel Varvarigos

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We present a network planning and operation tool, called Mantis, for designing the next generation optical networks, supporting both flex-grid and mixed line rate networks. Through Mantis, the user is able to define the network topology the traffic matrix, the CAPEX/OPEX parameters, setup basic configuration parameters, and use a library of algorithms to plan, operate, or evaluate an optical network of interest. Mantis is designed to be deployed either as a desktop application or as a cloud service. For its execution Mantis can utilize the services of the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) , however its modular architecture allows other cloud services to be adopted in the future with minimum effort. Using the cloud services Mantis can scale based on the user demands, executing fast and efficiently the scenarios requested. The included planning and operation algorithms range from routing, to equipment placement and to wavelength and spectrum allocation and others.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2013
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479906826
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2013 - Cartagena, Spain
Duration: 23 Jun 201327 Jun 2013
Conference number: 15th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2013
Abbreviated titleICTON 2013


  • algorithms
  • cloud services
  • elastic optical networks
  • operation
  • optical networks
  • planning
  • tool

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