queueing theory


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queueing theory

[′kyü·iŋ ‚thē·ə·rē]
(mathematics)
The area of stochastic processes emphasizing those processes modeled on the situation of individuals lining up for service.
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Starting from Kleinrock's work, queueing theory has found application in countless domains, as the jury points out: "The development of queueing theory, that allowed the disruptive transition from circuit switching (as used in analog telephone networks) to packet switching, has great significance not only for the Internet but also for many other fields such as traffic control, logistics, manufacturing and transportation.
Elements of Queueing Theory, Springer Verlag, Berlin
Elements of queueing theory, volume 26 of Applications of Mathematics (New York).