Applications of semi-Markov processes: a miscellany

  • Valerie Isham


Many of the important fields of application of semi-Markov processes are covered by other sessions of this Symposium. Within this session attention is focussed on two major areas:
  1. a)

    social sciences, and especially manpower planning/mobility studies;

  2. b)

    medicine, including the analysis of survival data; (see the papers in this volume by D. J. Bartholomew and D.R. Cox, respectively). In this introduction a few applications in other areas will be discussed briefly. These areas are computer science, storage processes, social sciences (health care) and biology.



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valerie Isham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Statistical ScienceUniversity CollegeLondonUK

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