Delay in a tandem queueing model with mobile queues: An analytical approximation

Ahmad Al Hanbali, Roland De Haan, Richard J. Boucherie, Jan Kees Van Ommeren

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In this paper, we analyze the end-to-end delay performance of a tandem queueing system with mobile queues. Due to state-space explosion, there is no hope for a numerical exact analysis for the joint-queue-length distribution. For this reason, we present an analytical approximation that is based on queue-length analysis. Through extensive numerical validation, we find that the queue-length approximation exhibits excellent performance for light traffic load.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-387
Number of pages25
JournalProbability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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