Fundamentals of Queueing Networks: Performance, Asymptotics, and Optimization / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$97.99
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $55.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 52%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $55.00   
  • New (5) from $85.37   
  • Used (3) from $55.00   

Overview

This timely and synoptic text contains the essentials of queueing networks, from the classical product-form theory to the more recent developments such as diffusion and fluid limits, stochastic comparisons, stability, dynamic scheduling, and optimization.
Written by two leading experts in stochastic models and applied probability, the book is based on the authors' lecture notes accumulated over many years of teaching queueing networks. The selection of materials is well-balanced in breadth and depth, making the book an ideal graduate-level text for students in engineering, business, applied mathematics, and probability and statistics. As queueing networks have become widely used as a basic model of many physical systems in a diverse range of fields, from supply chains to communication networks, the book is also a useful reference for researchers and practitioners in industrial engineering, operations research and management, computer systems, telecommunications, and related fields.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

From the reviews:

SIAM REVIEW

"To summarize, this text gives well-organized and clearly written introduction to stochastic networks, as well as a complete description of some aspects of current work on these problems. It will probably appeal more to mathematicians than to engineers, especially ones interested in the theoretical aspects of diffusion and fluid approximations to complicated queuing networks. Where possible, the authors illustrate the basic concepts on a simpler form of the model, and the exercises are well chosen. The text is quite free of errors."

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION

"The book attains the authors’ goal of producing a systematic exposition of the essentials of the theory of queuing networks…It is an excellent reference, well organized and clearly exposited."

"The Focus of Fundamentals of Queuing Networks (FQN) is on queuing networks. Both authors … are leading researchers in this field. … they manage to explain all the essential results in a sufficient amount of detail. … FQN is designed to be a textbook, and I think, the authors have been successful on that. … this book seems to be the most accessible one for students." (Bert Zwart, Operations Research Letters, Vol. 33, 2005)

"The book stems essentially from the lecture notes which where accumulated over many years of teaching graduate-level courses on stochastic networks by the authors … . Its main objective is to collect, in one single-volume, the essentials of stochastic networks. … this book is intended also to serve as a useful reference for teachers, researchers, and students alike in many of these diverse fields." (H. M. Srivastava, MathSciNet, April, 2004)

"The book attains the author’s goal of producing a systematic exposition of the essentials of the theory of queuing networks. Starting from Jackson networks, it weaves in essential threads of the theory … . It is an excellent reference, well organized and clearly exposited." (Alan F. Karr, Journal of the American Statistical Association, December, 2002)

"This book treats stochastic networks and includes both classical results on product form networks as well as more recent work on diffusion and fluid limits, control, and optimization. The book is intended for graduate students in engineering, business, applied mathematics, and probability and statistics. ... this text gives a well-organized and clearly written introduction to stochastic networks … . Where possible, the authors illustrate the basic concepts on a simpler form of the model, and the exercises are well chosen." (Charles Knessl, SIAM-Review, Vol. 44 (3), 2002)

"Written by two leading researchers in the field of applied probability, this text covers a breadth of material on queuing networks. … I like the book. It is well written in a clear lucid style with key references provided at the end of each chapter. … For researchers in the field it provides a useful compendium of results and techniques – a superb resource book that should be in the library of such applied probabilists." (Jeffrey J. Hunter, New Zealand Mathematical Society Newsletter, Issue 82, 2002)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

Preface
• 1 Birth-Death Queues
• 2 Jackson Networks
• 3 Shastic Comparisons
• 4 Kelly Networks
• 5 Technical Desiderata
• 6 Single-Station Queues
• 7 Generalized Jackson Networks
• 8 A Two-Station Multi-Class Network
• 9 Feedforward Networks
• 10 Brownian Approximations
• 11 Conservation Laws
• 12 Scheduling of Fluid Networks
• Index
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)