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Applied Discrete-Time Queues


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Attahiru S. Alfa
    Pages 1-22
  3. Attahiru S. Alfa
    Pages 23-55
  4. Attahiru S. Alfa
    Pages 57-90
  5. Attahiru S. Alfa
    Pages 227-260
  6. Attahiru S. Alfa
    Pages 261-282
  7. Attahiru S. Alfa
    Pages 283-306
  8. Attahiru S. Alfa
    Pages 307-322
  9. Attahiru S. Alfa
    Pages 323-337
  10. Attahiru S. Alfa
    Pages 339-365
  11. Attahiru S. Alfa
    Pages 367-377
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 379-383

About this book


This book introduces the theoretical fundamentals for modeling queues in discrete-time, and the basic procedures for developing queuing models in discrete-time. There is a focus on applications in modern telecommunication systems.

It presents how most queueing models in discrete-time can be set up as discrete-time Markov chains. Techniques such as matrix-analytic methods (MAM) that can used to analyze the resulting Markov chains are included. This book covers single node systems, tandem system and queueing networks. It shows how queues with time-varying parameters can be analyzed, and illustrates numerical issues associated with computations for the discrete-time queueing systems. Optimal control of queues is also covered.

Applied Discrete-Time Queues targets researchers, advanced-level students and analysts in the field of telecommunication networks. It is suitable as a reference book and can also be used as a secondary text book in computer engineering and computer science.  Examples and exercises are included.


matrix-analytic methods queues with time-varying parameters telecommunication applications discrete-time queues discrete-time Markov chains phase type distributions probability generating function queue lengths waiting time busy period optimization of queueing systems single node queues tandem node queues network of queueing nodes numerical solution of queues

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept of Electrical & Comp EngUniv of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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