Queueing Networks: Customers, Signals and Product Form Solutions / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Wiley-Interscience Series in Systems and Optimization QueueingNetworks Customers, Signals and Product Form Solutions Xiuli Chao,New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA Masakiyo Miyazawa, ScienceUniversity of Tokyo, Japan Michael Pinedo, New York University, USA'Mathematically beautiful and elegant yet has much practicalapplication' - Professor Richard Weber The first mathematicalanalysis of a queueing problem concerned the use of early telephoneswitches. Since then, emerging technologies such as those intelecommunications and the manufacturing industry have promptedconsiderable interest and activity in the field. Much of thecurrent research has been enabled by recent, rapid advances incomputer technology making large scale simulations and complexapproximations possible. Today, queueing systems play an integralrole in the performance evaluation and optimization of computer,communication. manufacturing and transportation systems.Includes:* Discussion on the fundamental structures of queueing networkmodels* The latest developments in the field* Thorough examination of numerous applications* Exercises at the end of each chapter* Coverage of queueing networks with signals* Discussion of future research developmentsWith the advances in information technology, many networks have, inaddition to conventional jobs, signals and messages circulatingthroughout the system. A signal carries information andinstructions and may trigger complex simultaneous events. Theobjective of this book is to present, in a unified framework, thelatest developments in queueing networks with signals, Afterintroducing the foundations in the first four chapters, Chapters 5through to 8 cover a number of different queueing network modelswith various features. Chapters 9 to 11 focus on more fundamentalstructures of queueing networks and Chapter 12 presents a frameworkfor discrete time queueing network models. The text is illustratedthroughout with numerous examples. Graduate students in operationsresearch, computer science, electrical engineering and appliedmathematics will find this text accessible and invaluable. Anessential reference for operation researchers and computerscientists working on queueing problems in computing, manufacturingand communications networks.
Table of ContentsFundamentals.Quasi-Reversibility.Networks of Quasi-Reversible Queues.Networks with Exponential Service Times.Multiple Customer Classes and Arbitrary Service Times.Networks with Batch Services and Negative Signals.Batch Arrivals, Batch Services and Concurrent Movements.State-Dependent and History-Dependent Transitions.Local Balance Revisited.Characterization of Product Form and Stability Issues.Discrete Time Networks.Appendices.References.Index.