Optimal dynamic routing in Markov queueing networks

Keith W. Ross

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    Markov decision theory is applied to general Markov queueing networks with finite buffer capacity. Existence of optimal dynamic routing policies is proved for the long-run average and infinite-horizon discounted cases. With the aid of a process that is equivalent to the state process, the subordinated process, fast algorithms are derived for locating an optimal routing policy. A numerical example is given and the application of the theory to computer communication networks is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)367-370
    Number of pages4
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - May 1986


    • Markov processes
    • computer communication
    • dynamic programming
    • queueing control
    • traffic control

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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