CanQueue 2017 Conference - Windsor

CanQueue 2017 conference. Windsor, Ontario.
(Friday-Saturday) August 18-19, 2017
Chair: Dr. Myron Hlynka, University of Windsor

Ambassador Bridge
linking Windsor and Detroit
For a one-page printable poster, go to
Welcome to to the website of the 2017 Canadian Queueing Conference. This conference brings together Canadian (and international) queueing researchers and students, often from Departments such as mathematics, statistics, management science, industrial engineereing, computer science. Presentations are made on completed research studies, or on currently ongoing work.
canqueue2017 schedule
Location: University of Windsor. Odette Building. Room B04.
Parking: There is a parking garage on the south east corner of Wyanddote St and Sunset Ave. Fee = $10 (by credit or debit card only). Five minute walk to the conference building.
There is a also parking lot on the south east corner of Huron Church Rd. and University Avenue (entrance on University Ave) which is only $4 per day. This requires a ten minute walk to the conference building.
Conference Registration fee is $50 per person plus $35 for the Friday evening supper, if attending. Registration fee will be waived for students and retirees, but the supper fee still applies to those students/retirees attending supper. Registration should be paid upon arrival. Friday supper will be held at L.A. Town Grill, with a set menu.
If you would like to attend, please contact
Current Confirmed Attendees:

1. Myron Hlynka, U of Windsor
2. Minjian Yuan, U of Windsor
3. Robert Aidoo, U of Windsor
4. Liza Chetina, U of Windsor
5. Armann Ingolfsson, U of Alberta
6. Amir Rastpour, U.O.I.T.
7. Barbara Margolius, Cleveland State University
8. Rasha Kashef, Ivey Business School
9. Qi-Ming He, University of Waterloo
10. Haoran Wu, University of Waterloo
11. Ding Chen, University of Waterloo
12. Ping Zhong, University of Waterloo
13. Vincent Maccio, McMaster University
14. Mehrdad Nozohour Yazdi, McMaster University.
15. Walid Abdel Kader, University of Windsor
16. Fengtian Gu, University of Windsor
17. Hani Zayat, U of Windsor
18. Yiqiang Zhao, Carleton University
19. Yang Song, Carleton University
20. Ke Zhou, Carleton University
21. Ehssan Ghashim, Carleton University
22. Miryam Mojalal, Western University
23. Qian Jiang, U of Windsor
24. Yiyan Ni, U of Windsor

To add your name, please send an e-mail to
For a one page skeleton map of Windsor, see
Windsor map
The University of Windsor is in the upper left corner north east of Huron Church Rd. and Wyandotte St.
Campus map
Support Thanks:
Support has been received from
(a) Dean of Science office, University or Windsor
(b) Dept of Math & Stat, University of Windsor
(c) Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) SW Ontario Branch

The CanQueue conference started from a workshop organized by Dr. A.S. Alfa at the University of Manitoba in 1999. The name "CanQueue" was suggested and used at the meeting in London, Ontario, in 2000. The conference is one of the major queueing conferences in North America.

For those coming by car, there is inexpensive accomodation along Huron Church Road (which is the extension of Highway 401 into Windsor) heading toward the University. (e.g. Econolodge, Comfort Inn, and also the better quality Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn). Downtown hotels include Best Western, TraveLodge.
Accommodation: Students (or others on a budget, or those wanting something within a reasonable walk to the conference) may wish to try
Canterbury College .
Any other accomodation requires a very lengthy walk so a car may be needed.
I am recommending
Best WesternPlus Waterfront (277 Riverside Drive W Windsor, Ontario N9A 5K4) is quoting a University of Windsor rate of $115 per night. (3 km walk to university). 519-973-5555 or (800) 780-7234. Also see

This CanQueue 2017 website will be updated regularly.
  1. Windsor Casino. It has good eating places and concerts.
  2. Windsor Sculpture Garden. Outdoor sculpture walk along the river from the university to downtown.
  3. Windsor Art Gallery
  4. Point Pelee National Park. One hour's drive south of Windsor. The most southerly point in mainland Canada. (Pelee Island is slightly more southerly.) A bird watcher's paradise. Leamington, along the way, is the Tomato capitol of Canada. The number of greenhouses is incredible.
  5. The Windsor area is getting to be known for its great wineries. Take a wine tour of the area.
  6. Chimczuk Museum. Windsor Community Museum.
  7. Canada South Science City. Small but nice.
  8. The Canadian Transportation Museum is quite nice, just outside of Windsor.
  9. Shop at Windsor Crossing Outlet Mall or at
    Devonshire Mall.
  10. Detroit. 5 minutes away across the Ambassador bridge. Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Detroit Institute of Art (fifth largest art museum in the USA), John King's used book store (my favorite). To cross the border (either direction), you need a passport. (Enhanced driver's licences may work.)

M. Hlynka (
519-253-3000 (x 3014)