QUEUEING METHODS IN RELIABILITY THEORY,
COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS


PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

Analytic, numeric, approximate and simulation techniques for evaluating the performance of flexible manufacturing processes, computer and communication systems have evolved hand in hand with the progress in these systems since the late 1960s. By now, an enormous amount of knowledge has been accumulated around this interplay of applied mathematics and computer science.

The research carried out by the group is focused on the so-called finite-source queueing systems. Its origin dates back to the machine interference problem, sometimes called machine-repairman model. It was later applied for the performance modelling of time-shared terminal systems and repairable complex systems, just to mention some.