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Last update: Feb. 3, 2017.

February 3, 2017. Sad News. (from Prof. S. Dharmaraja, Head, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)

I am extremely sad to inform you that Professor Jyotiprasad Medhi, Emeritus Professor, Gauhati University, Guwahati, India, who breathed his last on 3rd February, 2017 (Friday).

We pray that God Almighty may grant eternal peace to the departed soul and provide courage and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.

Jyotiprasad Medhi, Professor Emeritus, Gauhati University, Guwahati, India, was a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Montreal. McMaster and Toronto (Canada), and University of Wisconsin (USA). He delivered invited lectures at several universities in India and abroad. In addition to publishing a large number of research papers and an introductory text (for Social Sciences etc.) Statistical Methods, 2nd edition (2006), he has authored three advanced level books: Stochastic Processes 3rd edition (2009), Recent Developments in Bulk Queueing Models(1984) and Stochastic Models in Queueing Theory, 2nd Edition (2002). Glimpses into the Life and Works of J Medhi (authored by C K Chetia and published by Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organisation under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi), gives an account of his contributions.

August 24-26, 2016. 23rd International Conference on Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Techniques and Applications (ASMTA 2016), Cardiff, Wales, UK

http://asmta.ugent.be/

Aug. 22-23, 2016. CanQueue 2016.

McMaster University.

Hamilton, Ontario.

Conference Chair: Doug Down:

downd@mcmaster.ca

http://www.cas.mcmaster.ca/canqueue/index.html

July 18-20, 2016.

European Conference on Queueing Theory.

Toulouse, France.

http://ecqt2016.sciencesconf.org/

July 16, 2016. New Queueing Book.

Refael Hassin. Rational Queueing. 2016. Chapman and Hall/CRC. 378 Pages ISBN 9781498745277

https://www.crcpress.com/search/results?kw=haviv

June 2, 2016. New queueing books, by Janos Sztrik. See

http://irh.inf.unideb.hu/~jsztrik/publications/books.htm

April, 2016.

It is with pleasure I inform you that a number of us have banded together and have successfully set up an endowment to support a perennial series of lectures titled Marcel Neuts Lectures at Purdue University, the birth place of matrix analytic methods.

The lectures have been funded at present to occur once every two years. The agreement with Purdue are: (a) the lectures will be organized in an international conference like INFORMS, Applied Probability Group meetings of INFORMS, IMS meetings, and the like; It is with pleasure I inform you that a number of us have banded together and have successfully set up an endowment to support a perennial series of lectures titled Marcel Neuts Lectures at Purdue University, the birth place of matrix analytic methods. The lectures have been funded at present to occur once every two years. The agreement with Purdue are:

(a) the lectures will be organized in an international conference like INFORMS, Applied Probability Group meetings of INFORMS, IMS meetings, and the like;

(b) the first 2 lectures will be on matrix analytic methods and after that lectures can be on any topic of Applied Probability

(c) a committee will be formed to advise the Statistics Department, Purdue on potential speakers. The interest from the endowment will cover the expenses for a speaker and a plaque. Please see the write up below.

http://www.stat.purdue.edu/news/2015/Marcel_Neuts_Lecture.html

The minimum endowment for the biennial lectures was $25,000 and we have exceeded that comfortably. Our goal is to reach the target of $50,000 which will support an annual lecture. I AM HEREBY REQUESTING YOU TO GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTE AND MAKE THIS AN ANNUAL LECTURE.

The person coordinating the details is:

Aaron Kosdrosky, Purdue University, Dept of Statistics, 150 N. University St., MATH Room 903, West Lafayette, IN 47907

If you wish to make a contribution by cheque or bank draft, kindly make the draft to

Purdue Research Foundation, makrk in the memo area "MARCEL NEUTS ENDOWMENT" send it to him with a note that it is for the Marcel Neuts Lecture Endowment.

You can also donate online in which event please go to:

https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1461/campaign/index.aspx?sid=1461&gid=1010&pgid=1754&cid=4045&bledit=1&sort=1&dids=2036.35&appealcode=13261

I WISH TO THANK ALL THOSE WHO JOINED ME IN MAKING THIS POSSIBLE. I also wish convey the deep appreciation of Mrs. Olga Neuts and the entire family of Marcel for this apt way we have chosen to honor Marcel's memory.

Ram (V. RAMASWAMI)

March, 2016. New book!!

Attahiru S. Alfa, Applied Discrete-Time Queues. 2016. ISBN 978-1-4939-3420-1

http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781493934188

March 8, 2016. The Steering committee of the European Conference on Queueing Theory (ECQT) is pleased to announce the institution of a bi-annual outstanding dissertation award in the area of Queueing Theory. Named after Prof. Lajos Takács, the first award will be presented during the forthcoming ECQT to be held in Toulouse from July 18 to July 20, 2016. Please forward the following announcement to interested candidates.

Takács Award for outstanding PhD thesis on "Queueing Theory and its Applications"\\ http://ecqt16.sciencesconf.org/page/takacsprize

The Takács Award is presented to doctoral dissertations in recognition of outstanding contributions to queueing theory, including the development of theory, methodological advances, computational aspects and applications. The award is accompanied by a certificate, a cash prize of 1000, and an invitation (travel costs, accommodation, and registration fee covered) to deliver a plenary talk at the conference.

Eligibility: Open to candidates from all over the world for thesis defended between 01/01/2014 and 31/12/2015. There are no restrictions neither on the nationality of the applicant nor on the location of the degree-awarding institution.

Application material: By April 30, 2016, applicants must upload the follow documents: a three-page summary of the dissertation in English highlighting the significance, contribution, impact, and novelty of the dissertation; and an electronic copy of the manuscript in English, as a single PDF file at

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecqt2016phdprize

Contact: ecqt16-phdprize@sciencesconf.org

Best regards, Urtzi Ayesta and Balakrishna Prabhu

General co-chairs, ECQT 2016

http://ecqt16.sciencesconf.org/

May, 2014. New books:

- Jyotiprasad MEDHI, 2014. INTRODUCTION TO QUEUEING
THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, New Age International
Publishers,New Delhi, First Ed 2014.

http://www.newagepublishers.com/servlet/nagetbiblio?bno=002158 -
Wah Chun CHAN, 2014.
An Elementary Introduction to Queueing Systems.
World Scientific Publsihers.

http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/9190 -
Y.C. Tay. 2014.
Analytical Performance Modeling for Computer Systems, Second Edition.
Synthesis Lectures on Computer Science, 141 pages,

http://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/abs/10.2200/S00538ED1V01Y201309CSL007

July 13, 2014. Jyotiprasad Medhi has been awarded an honorary doctorate D.Sc(Honoris Causa) from the Indian Institute of Technology,Guwahati (IITG) at their last Convocation on July 13, 2014. Medhi celebrated in 90th birthday in July, 2014 so he deserves double congratualtions.

April, 2014. Professor Uma Prabhu, the founder of QUESTA, will become 90 in April 2014.

March 9, 2014. A major force in queueing theory passed away in Tucson, Arizona. Marcel Neuts will be remembered fof his major contibutions through articles, books and presentations. His contributions and seminal work in matrix analytic methods are especially momentous.

February 28, 2014. I discovered, albiet years late, a set of videos of a course in queueing given by the inimitable Bob Cooper at Florida Atlantic University. 29 lectures of over an hour each. 2009.

http://vimeo.com/album/171324

February 27, 2014. Another Video course on Queueing. Onno Boxma. 20 lectures of 50 minute. Given in Ireland. 2010.

http://www.networkmaths.ie/courses

October 26, 2013. Jyotiprasad Medhi sends this message.

I am pleased to inform you my new book

" INTRODUCTION TO QUEUEING THEORY AND APPLICATIONS"

has just been published. It has been published by New Age International Publishers,New Delhi (marked First Ed 2014); an International edition is also expected soon.

With regards, J MEDHI

[Comment (MH) I always enjoy Medhi's clarity, insight, and choice of topics and examples.]

July 12, 2013. The web site for smmso (Stochastic Models of Manufacturing and Service Operations) is located at

http://smmso2013.org/

July 4, 2013. I received a copy of Mor Harchol-Balter's 2013 book "Performance Modeling and Design of Computer Systems: Queueing Theory in Action." Very nice. She has a reader-friendly writing style, which looks intended for a low level undergraduate. Don't be fooled by this. She is covering serious topics in a serious way. I especially liked her counterintuitive examples in Chapter 1. I'm very impressed by the book. It's a bargain at the price.

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~harchol/

The book prompted me to look for her on you-tube videos. Here's a link to one of her talks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjAwmNBu1oA

June, 2013. Professor Jesus Artalejo

passed away during a conference trip to Arizona in June 2013.

June 16, 2013. I just discovered the existence of NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions, which is an online version of Abramowitz and Stegun's famous Handbook of Mathematical Functions.

http://dlmf.nist.gov/

I also found there a description of the software DATAPLOT

http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/software/dataplot/summary.htm

Even for those not interested in the software, there is much information. For example, I wanted the Borel Tanner distribution and found

http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/software/dataplot/refman2/auxillar/btapdf.htm

March 10, 2013.

Dear friends,

At long last, I've converted my queueing theory lecture notes into a textbook. "Performance Modeling and Design of Computer Systems" is published by Cambridge University Press and just appeared on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Performance-Modeling-Design-Computer-Systems/dp/1107027500/) for $60.

If you will be teaching a performance modeling or stochastic processes class, you can "Request a free Examination Copy" at this site: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6869934/?site_locale=en_US or by sending email directly to the Marketing folks at CUP: collegesales@cambridge.org (see also attached flyer)

Thanks to all of you who have helped me in this really enjoyable effort!

Best regards, Mor

P.S. Solutions to the problems are available from me by request.

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Mor Harchol-Balter

Computer Science Department

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

harchol AT cs.cmu.edu

www.cs.cmu.edu/~harchol/

Phone: (412) 268-7893

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I found an interesting directory of open access journals. Go to

http://www.doaj.org/

January 5, 2013. Here is an interesting set of 6 lectures on queueing from Raj Jain. On video.

https://amplab.cs.berkeley.edu/courses/queue/

January 4, 2013. Needing some information on fluid queues, I found that the best source is "Analysis of Queues: methods and Applications" by Gautam, 2012. Chapters 8,9,10 are on fluid queues.

Also useful is the web page at "Queuing Networks Modelling Lab" (see January 2, 2013 entry) and the PhD thesis by Ana da Silva Soares

http://theses.ulb.ac.be/ETD-db/collection/available/ULBetd-03102005-160113/unrestricted/these_final.pdf

January 2, 2013. I found the following interesting site "Queuing Networks Modelling Lab" from IIT Delhi. Check especially the "Getting started" and "Experiments" section.

http://web.iitd.ac.in/~dharmar/virtuallab/index.html

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