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.
If you would like to make corrections or add information, or suggest a new topic related to queueing, please e-mail Dr. Hlynka at
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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, for further information. 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 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 colleagues.




  1. "Queueing Systems: Theory and Applications (QUES) (first issue 1986) is a well-established journal focusing on the theory of resource sharing in a wide sense, particularly within a network context. The journal is primarily interested in probabilistic and statistical problems in this setting."
  2. "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."


  1. December 3-4, 2018. YEQT12. 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 purposes
    Note (October 22,2018): There are a few slots available for young researchers (PhDs, postdocs) to give a talk. If interested in giving a talk, please send an email to
  2. 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.
  3. February 13-15, 2019. MAM10. Matrix-Analytic Methods for Stochastic Models conference
    University of Tasmania in Australia.
    Keynote Speakers: Sřren Asmussen, Jevgenijs Ivanovs, Giang Nguyen, Zbigniew Palmowski, and Phil Pollett.
    Sponsors: Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI), ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), Australian Laureate Fellow Professor Peter Taylor, Professor Andrew Bassom.

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Dr. Hlynka recognizes funding from the University of Windsor which assists in his queueing theory research.