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This Queueing Theory News web page contains information on Queueing Theory collected by Dr. Myron Hlynka, of the University of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. For any additions or corrections, please contact Dr. Hlynka at hlynka@uwindsor.ca
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Last update: Feb. 3, 2017.

NEWS


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.

Marcel Neuts Endowment and Tribute


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: