Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Arrival process

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_39

A random point process or marked point process with marks denoting some aspects of the stream of customers arriving to a queue or some aspects of the queue itself at the times of arrival, with points representing the precise instants of arrivals. For example, in the marked point process (Xva, Tva), the Xva process may represent the sequence of customer priority classes arriving to a queue, while the Tva process would be the sequence of actual arrival times.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul I. Gass
    • 1
  • Carl M. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA