We describe a queueing network model for mobile servers on a network’s graph. The principle behind resembles the procedure to consider a “referenced node” in a static network or a network of mobile nodes. We investigate an integrated model where a “referenced mobile node” is described jointly with all other mobile nodes. The distinguished feature is that we operate on distinct levels of detail, microlevel for the “referenced mobile node”, macrolevel for all other moving nodes. The main achievement is the explicit stationary distribution which is of product form and indicates separability of the system in equilibrium.


Jackson networks Mobile nodes Sensor nodes Random waypoint models Product form equilibrium Separability 



I thank Sonja Otten and Ruslan Krenzler for helpful discussions on the subject of the paper. I am thankful for three reviewers’ helpful comments on the first version of this paper.


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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsHamburg UniversityHamburgGermany

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