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Queuing Theory

The use of quantitative measures to balance supply and demand for services in order to minimize wait times. Queuing theory is most beneficial in retail establishments; for example, one may use it to determine how many cashiers to have at the grocery store. It is also called waiting line theory.
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This mechanism of integrating capacity among providers is known in queueing theory as "capacity pooling," which can utilize resource more efficiently and reduce patient waiting time.
The problem of continuous packet arrivals and routing has also been a major topic of study within the field of queueing theory [Kleinrock 1975; Kelly 1979].
Queueing theory is a well-known body of techniques and methods designed to describe the resource-sharing behavior of systems and applications with a substantial stochastic element.
A distributed Internet system model, initially described in compliance with Queueing Theory (QT) rules, is mapped onto the Timed Coloured Petri Net (TCPN) structure by means of queueing system templates.
Part II addresses basic queueing theory, with a focus on Markovian queueing systems and also explores advanced queueing theory, queueing networks, and approximations of queueing networks