International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Vacation Queueing Models

Theory and Applications

Authors: Tian, Naishuo, Zhang, Zhe George

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A classical queueing model consists of three parts - arrival process, service process, and queue discipline. However, a vacation queueing model has an additional part - the vacation process which is governed by a vacation policy - that can be characterized by three aspects: 1) vacation start-up rule; 2) vacation termination rule, and 3) vacation duration distribution. Hence, vacation queueing models are an extension of classical queueing theory.

Vacation Queueing Models: Theory and Applications discusses systematically and in detail the many variations of vacation policy. By allowing servers to take vacations makes the queueing models more realistic and flexible in studying real-world waiting line systems. Integrated in the book's discussion are a variety of typical vacation model applications that include call centers with multi-task employees, customized manufacturing, telecommunication networks, maintenance activities, etc. Finally, contents are presented in a "theorem and proof" format and it is invaluable reading for operations researchers, applied mathematicians, statisticians; industrial, computer, electrical and electronics, and communication engineers; computer, management scientists; and graduate students in the above disciplines.

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"This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of various queueing systems with server vacations. … The book can be used as a reference on vacation queueing systems by both researchers and practitioners." (Dieter Fiems, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 103 (484), December, 2008)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vacation Queueing Models
Book Subtitle
Theory and Applications
Authors
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
93
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-33723-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-33723-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-33721-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4146-6
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 386
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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