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QueueingSystems13(1993)1-3 1 Editorial introduction

Summary: QueueingSystems13(1993)1-3 1
Editorial introduction
SchoolofElectricalEngineering,313PhillipsHall, CornellUniversity,Ithaca,
NY14853-3801, USA
Ralph L. Disney
Department oflndustrialEngineering,337Zachry EngineeringCenter,
TexasA&M University,CollegeStation, TX77843-3131, USA
Jean Walrand
Department ofElectricalEngineeringandComputerScience,
Universityof California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Queueing network theory has a long history, starting with the early attempts to
modeltelephonenetworks. The subjecthas grown into a rich area beingfed both by
new applications and by the use of increasinglysophisticatedtools from the theory
ofprobability and stochastic processes. Thus one finds applicationsto diversetech-
nologies such as packet switched and circuit switched communication networks,
computer networks, personal communicationnetworks, job shops, flexiblemanu-
facturing systems, and to the timing analysis of distributed software systems. The
mathematicaltools beingused includegeneralpoint process and markedpoint pro-


Source: Anantharam, Venkat - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley


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