1st Edition

Matrix-Analytic Methods in Stochastic Models





ISBN 9780824797669
Published September 19, 1996 by CRC Press
396 Pages

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Book Description

Based on the proceedings of the first International Conference on Matrix-Analytic Methods (MAM) in Stochastic Models, held in Flint, Michigan, this book presents a general working knowledge of MAM through tutorial articles and application papers. It furnishes information on MAM studies carried out in the former Soviet Union.

Table of Contents

The Marcovian arrival process: some future directions; an algorithm for the P(n,t) matrices of a continuous BMAP; a pre-emptive priority Queue with non-renewal inputs; analysis of a multiserver delay-loss system with a general Markovian arrival process; analysis of a finite capacity multi-server Queue with non-preemptive priorities and non-renewal input; matrix-multiplicative approach to quasi-birth-and-death processes; a level crossing analysis in the MAP/G/1 Queue; performance analysis and optimal threshold policies for Queueing systems with several heterogeneous servers and Markov modulated arrivals; phase type distributions and related point processes; fitting and recent advances; parameter approximation for phase type distributions; SPH-distributions and the rectangle-iterative algorithm; execution time on unreliable server with latent breakdowns; asymptotic analysis of switching Queueing systems in conditions of small and heavy loading; matrix analytic methods: a tutorial overview with some extensions and new results; matrix-analytic methods for Markov chains on a tree structure; renewal theory and Queueing algorithms for matrix-exponential distributions; determination of explicit solutions to a general class of Markov processes; equilibrium distributions for level-dependent quasi-birth-and-death processes.

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