Time dependent behavior has an impact on the performance of telecommunication models. Examples include: staffing a call center, pricing the inventory of private line services for profit maximization, and measuring the time lag between the peak arrivals and peak load for a system. These problems and more motivate the development of a queueing theory with time varying rates. Queueing theory as discussed in this paper is organized and presented from a communications perspective. Canonical queueing models with time-varying rates are given and the necessary mathematical tools are developed to analyze them. Finally, we illustrate the use of these models through various communication applications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering