Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2013 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Michael C. Fu

Overflow Process

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1153-7_200567

The stochastic marked point or point process of customers arriving to a queueing service center or node but not receiving service there. For example, the arrival process is composed of two stochastic processes, those gaining access to the server (i.e., the input process) and the overflow process of those not gaining access to the server. These distinctions are needed to model finite capacity-nodes.

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