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
Edward Hicks' "Noah's Ark" (a very early queue)
MITACS Project. Supervisor: Dr. M. Hlynka, U. of Windsor
2017 Globalink Research Internship student applications are now open.
Apply by September 20, 2016, at 4 p.m. PDT for travel to Canada starting in May
Queueing with Invisible Customers
Queueing systems may have some customers which are invisible to an observer. For example, an observer may be at a remote location from a line of cars
and the front part of the line may be blocked from view by a building. As another example, a recent trial cancer treatment is based on the fact that
cancers have a shroud that makes them invisible to the body's immune system. The treatment is actually a mild viral infection that removes the shroud
and allows the immune system to fight the cancer. In both examples, the queue is observed only when the queue length reaches a threshold level which
make it detectable (the cars visible beyond the building and cancer makes the patient sufficiently ill to require medical treatment, which detects
cancer). The purpose of the project is to build a mathematical model for queues with invisible customers and to study the amount of time required to
move from the first detection of the queue to an empty system (all the cars are served, and the cancer is cured).
- 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
UPCOMING QUEUEING CONFERENCES
- July 18-20, 2016.
European Conference on Queueing Theory.
Aug. 22-23, 2016. CanQueue 2016.
Conference Chair: Doug Down:
August 24-26, 2016. 23rd International Conference on Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Techniques and Applications
(ASMTA 2016), Cardiff, Wales, UK
Links to Queueing Related Material
Dr. Hlynka recognizes funding from the University
of Windsor which assists in his queueing theory research.