Myron Hlynka's Queueing Theory Page
This Queueing Theory web site contains information on Queueing Theory collected
by Dr. Myron Hlynka , of the University of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario,
Canada. It includes a list of books on queueing theory, a list of home
pages and a list of e-mail addresses of queueing theorists.
would like to make corrections or add information, or suggest a new topic
related to queueing, please e-mail Dr. Hlynka at
URL is http://web2.uwindsor.ca/math/hlynka/queue.html
Last update: July, 2018
Edward Hicks' "Noah's Ark" (a very early queue)
July 25, 2018. Second call for presentations for CanQueue 2018
There is still time to register for CanQueue 2018 in Edmonton.
The CanQueue 2018 conference will be in Edmonton on August 17 and 18.
Presentations of research in queueing theory and related areas are
invited. Presentations of ongoing research by graduate students are
especially encouraged. Registration is free for graduate students.
See the conference web site at
or email the conference
chair (Armann Ingolfsson, firstname.lastname@example.org) for further
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Campus Tower Suite Hotel, at
rates starting at $159/night, if booked by August 3rd. See
https://sites.google.com/view/canqueue2018/hotels-travel for details.
July 5,2018. CBC Radio. Montreal filmmaker Josh Freed has created a TV
documentary called "Taming of the Queue", about queues in different countries, and the psychology of queues. A 25
minute radio interview with
Josh can be listened to
CanQueue 2018 will be held August 17-18, 2018 at the University of
Alberta. It will honour the 80th birthday of Winfried Grassman, a major
Canadian queueing theorist.
Takács Award for outstanding PhD thesis on "Queueing Theory and its Applications"
The Takács Award is a bi-annual award 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 theses defended between 1/1/2016 and 31/12/2017. There are no
restrictions neither on the nationality of the applicant nor on the location of the degree-awarding institution.
Deadline for applications: April 15, 2018.
December 19, 2017. We just received sad news of the death of the
prominant queueing theorist and applied probabilist Dr. P.R.
Parthasarathy from IIT Madras. Deepest sympathy to family and
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
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.
- January, 26, 2017. Seeking new Queueing SIG President within CORS
"My 2-year term as the CORS Queueing SIG President will be coming
to an end at this year's joint CORS/IFORS Conference in Quebec City. As
stated in the Queueing SIG Bylaws, a new President must therefore be
appointed in 2017."
"At this time, I would like to invite Queueing SIG members to
e-mail me any nominations for the next President and to do so by March 31,
2017. This is the initial step in the process which will eventually lead
to the new President announcement at the next Queueing SIG business
meeting in Quebec City at the CORS/IFORS Conference."
Steve Drekic, CORS Queueing SIG President
Dept. of Statistics & Actuarial Science
University of Waterloo
SIG webpage: http://www.cors.ca/SIG/Queueing/
- June 2, 2016. New queueing books, by Janos Sztrik. See
April 24, 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.
Ram (V. Ramaswami)
For details, go to
- March 20, 2016. NEW BOOK on DISCRETE TIME QUEUES!!!
Attahiru S. Alfa, Applied Discrete-Time Queues. 2016.
March 8, 2016. The Steering committee of the European Conference on
(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
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
Application material: By April 30, 2016, applicants must upload the follow
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
Urtzi Ayesta and Balakrishna Prabhu
General co-chairs, ECQT 2016
"Queueing Systems: Theory and Applications (QUES) (first issue 1986) is a
journal focusing on the theory of resource sharing in a wide sense,
a network context. The journal is primarily interested in probabilistic
and statistical problems in this setting."
"Queueing Models and Service Mananagement (first issue 2018) is an
international refereed journal devoted to the publication of original
research papers specializing in queueing systems, queueing networks,
reliability and maintenance, service system optimization, service
management, and applications in queueing models or networks. The journal
publishes theoretical papers using analytical methods or developments of
significant methodologies. QMSM publishes works of originality, quality
and significance, with particular emphasis given to practical results.
Practical papers, illustrating the applications of queueing and service
management problems, are of special interest.
QMSM is sponsored by the Providence University,Taichung,Taiwan."
UPCOMING QUEUEING CONFERENCES
December 3-4, 2018.
12th edition of the Young European Queueing Theorists. Toulouse, France
Keynotes:Mor Harchol-Balter (CMU), Nahum Shimkin (Technion)
Tutorials: Nicolas Gast (INRIA), Benny van Houdt (Univ. Antwerpen)
No registration fee, but registration is compulsory for organizational
Note (October 22,2018): There are a few slots available for young
postdocs) to give a talk.
If interested in giving a talk, please send an email to
January 7-8, 2019.
Workshop: Service engineering: from data to theory and practice, honoring
Professor Avi Mandelbaum on his retirement.
The list of confirmed speakers (in alphabetic order):
Mor Armony, Onno Boxma, Hong Chen, Jim Dai, Avi Gal, Junfei Huang, Haya Kaspi, Ger Koole,
Avi Mandelbaum, Isaco Meilijson, Petar Momcilovic, Kavita Ramanan, Yaakov
Ritov, Haipeng Shen, Sasha Stolyar, Johan van Leeuwaarden, Uri Yechiali,
Sergei Zeltyn, Hanqin Zhang.
February 13-15, 2019. MAM10. Matrix-Analytic Methods for Stochastic Models conference
University of Tasmania in Australia.
Sřren Asmussen, Jevgenijs Ivanovs, Giang Nguyen, Zbigniew Palmowski, and
Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), ARC Centre of
Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), Australian
Laureate Fellow Professor Peter Taylor, Professor Andrew Bassom.
Links to Queueing Related Material
Dr. Hlynka recognizes funding from the University
of Windsor which assists in his queueing theory research.