An Introduction to Queueing Theory

Modeling and Analysis in Applications

Author: U. Narayan Bhat

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 0817684212

Category: Mathematics

Page: 339

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This introductory textbook is designed for a one-semester course on queueing theory that does not require a course on stochastic processes as a prerequisite. By integrating the necessary background on stochastic processes with the analysis of models, the work provides a sound foundational introduction to the modeling and analysis of queueing systems for a broad interdisciplinary audience of students in mathematics, statistics, and applied disciplines such as computer science, operations research, and engineering. This edition includes additional topics in methodology and applications. Key features: • An introductory chapter including a historical account of the growth of queueing theory in more than 100 years. • A modeling-based approach with emphasis on identification of models • Rigorous treatment of the foundations of basic models commonly used in applications with appropriate references for advanced topics. • A chapter on matrix-analytic method as an alternative to the traditional methods of analysis of queueing systems. • A comprehensive treatment of statistical inference for queueing systems. • Modeling exercises and review exercises when appropriate. The second edition of An Introduction of Queueing Theory may be used as a textbook by first-year graduate students in fields such as computer science, operations research, industrial and systems engineering, as well as related fields such as manufacturing and communications engineering. Upper-level undergraduate students in mathematics, statistics, and engineering may also use the book in an introductory course on queueing theory. With its rigorous coverage of basic material and extensive bibliography of the queueing literature, the work may also be useful to applied scientists and practitioners as a self-study reference for applications and further research. "...This book has brought a freshness and novelty as it deals mainly with modeling and analysis in applications as well as with statistical inference for queueing problems. With his 40 years of valuable experience in teaching and high level research in this subject area, Professor Bhat has been able to achieve what he aimed: to make [the work] somewhat different in content and approach from other books." - Assam Statistical Review of the first edition
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Advances in Computational Intelligence

Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Intelligence 2015

Author: Sudip Kumar Sahana,Sujan Kumar Saha

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811025258

Category: Computers

Page: 450

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This volume comprises the proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Intelligence 2015 (ICCI15). This book aims to bring together work from leading academicians, scientists, researchers and research scholars from across the globe on all aspects of computational intelligence. The work is composed mainly of original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of computational intelligence. Specifically, the major topics covered include classical computational intelligence models and artificial intelligence, neural networks and deep learning, evolutionary swarm and particle algorithms, hybrid systems optimization, constraint programming, human-machine interaction, computational intelligence for the web analytics, robotics, computational neurosciences, neurodynamics, bioinspired and biomorphic algorithms, cross disciplinary topics and applications. The contents of this volume will be of use to researchers and professionals alike.
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Reliable and Autonomous Computational Science

International Conference, RACS 2010, Atlanta, GA, USA, October 27-30, 2010

Author: Sung Y. Shin,Rex Gantenbein,Tei-Wei Kuo,Jiman Hong

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034800312

Category: Computers

Page: 410

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Increasing size and complexity of software and hardware systems makes it harder to ensure their reliability. At the same time, the issues of autonomous computing become more critical as we more and more rely on software systems in our daily life. Such complexity is getting even more critical with the ubiquitous computing of embedded devices and other pervasive systems. These trends ask for techniques and tools for developing reliable and autonomous software which can support software engineers in their efforts. This book summarizes the state of the art of research in the diverse fields concerned, including novel designs, case studies and experimental as well as theoretical results.
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Outsourcing Management for Supply Chain Operations and Logistics Service

Author: Folinas, Dimitris

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466620099

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

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Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been a vital part of every economy and every business entity. Both sciences have become prestigious research fields focusing on best practices, concepts, and methods. Outsourcing Management for Supply Chain Operations and Logistics Services is concentrated on the key players of the outsourcing paradigm; the organizations that provide logistics services, the Third Party Logistics (3PL’s), as well as their clients, presenting and promoting the lessons learned by their cooperation. Specifically, this publication presents studies which are relevant to practitioners, researchers, students, and clients of the application of the Outsourcing practice on the Logistics and Supply Chain Management services giving emphasis to 3PL’s.
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Manufacturing Systems Modeling and Analysis

Author: Guy L. Curry,Richard M. Feldman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540887636

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

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This textbook was developed to ?ll the need for an accessible but comprehensive presentation of the analytical approaches for modeling and analyzing models of manufacturing and production systems. It is an out growth of the efforts within the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Texas A&M to develop and teach an analytically based undergraduate course on probabilisticmodeling of m- ufacturingtype systems. The level of this textbook is directed at undergraduate and masters students in engineering and mathematical sciences. The only prerequisite for students using this textbook is a previous course covering calculus-based pr- abilityand statistics. The underlyingmethodology is queueing theory, and we shall develop the basic concepts in queueing theory in suf?cient detail that the reader need not have previously covered it. Queueing theory is a well-established dis- plinedatingback to theearly 1900’sworkof A. K. Erlang, a Danish mathematician, on telephone traf?c congestion. Although there are many textbooks on queueing theory, these texts are generally oriented to the methodological development of the ?eld and exact results and not to the practical application of using approximations in realistic modeling situations. The application of queueing theory to manufact- ing type systems started with the approximation based work of Ward Whitt in the 1980’s. His paper on QNA (a queueing network analyzer) in 1983 is the base from which most applied modeling efforts have evolved. There are several textbooks with titles similar to this book.
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Advances in Queueing Theory, Methods, and Open Problems

Author: Jewgeni H. Dshalalow

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849380747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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The progress of science and technology has placed Queueing Theory among the most popular disciplines in applied mathematics, operations research, and engineering. Although queueing has been on the scientific market since the beginning of this century, it is still rapidly expanding by capturing new areas in technology. Advances in Queueing provides a comprehensive overview of problems in this enormous area of science and focuses on the most significant methods recently developed. Written by a team of 24 eminent scientists, the book examines stochastic, analytic, and generic methods such as approximations, estimates and bounds, and simulation. The first chapter presents an overview of classical queueing methods from the birth of queues to the seventies. It also contains the most comprehensive bibliography of books on queueing and telecommunications to date. Each of the following chapters surveys recent methods applied to classes of queueing systems and networks followed by a discussion of open problems and future research directions. Advances in Queueing is a practical reference that allows the reader quick access to the latest methods.
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Queueing Networks and Markov Chains

Modeling and Performance Evaluation with Computer Science Applications

Author: Gunter Bolch,Stefan Greiner,Hermann de Meer,Kishor S. Trivedi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471791563

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 896

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Critically acclaimed text for computer performance analysis--now in its second edition The Second Edition of this now-classic text provides a current and thorough treatment of queueing systems, queueing networks, continuous and discrete-time Markov chains, and simulation. Thoroughly updated with new content, as well as new problems and worked examples, the text offers readers both the theory and practical guidance needed to conduct performance and reliability evaluations of computer, communication, and manufacturing systems. Starting with basic probability theory, the text sets the foundation for the more complicated topics of queueing networks and Markov chains, using applications and examples to illustrate key points. Designed to engage the reader and build practical performance analysis skills, the text features a wealth of problems that mirror actual industry challenges. New features of the Second Edition include: * Chapter examining simulation methods and applications * Performance analysis applications for wireless, Internet, J2EE, and Kanban systems * Latest material on non-Markovian and fluid stochastic Petri nets, as well as solution techniques for Markov regenerative processes * Updated discussions of new and popular performance analysis tools, including ns-2 and OPNET * New and current real-world examples, including DiffServ routers in the Internet and cellular mobile networks With the rapidly growing complexity of computer and communication systems, the need for this text, which expertly mixes theory and practice, is tremendous. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students in computer science will find the extensive use of examples and problems to be vital in mastering both the basics and the fine points of the field, while industry professionals will find the text essential for developing systems that comply with industry standards and regulations.
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Computer Performance Evaluation. Modelling Techniques and Tools

13th International Conference, TOOLS 2003, Urbana, IL, USA, September 2-5, 2003, Proceedings

Author: Ill.) Tools 200 (2003 Urbana,Peter Kemper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540408147

Category: Computers

Page: 307

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Modelling Techniques and Tools for Computer Performance Evaluation, TOOLS 2003, held in Urbana, IL, USA, in September 2003. The 17 revised full papers presented together with a keynote paper were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on tools for measuring, benchmarking, and online control; tools for evaluation of stochastic models; queueing models; Markovian arrival processes and phase-type distributions; and supporting model-based design of systems.
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