Optimal QoS control of interacting service stations
RAIRO - Operations Research - Recherche Opérationnelle, Tome 36 (2002) no. 3, pp. 191-208.

We consider a system of three queues and two types of packets. Each packet arriving at this system finds in front of it a controller who either sends it in the first queue or rejects it according to a QoS criterion. When the packet finishes its service in the first queue, it is probabilistically routed to one of two other parallel queues. The objective is to minimize a QoS discounted cost over an infinite horizon. The cost function is composed of a waiting cost per packet in each queue and a rejection cost in the first queue. Subsequently, we generalize this problem by considering a system of (m+1) queues and n types of packets. We show that an optimal policy is monotonic.

DOI : https://doi.org/10.1051/ro:2003002
Mots clés : queues, flow control, dynamic programming, policies, IP network
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     title = {Optimal QoS control of interacting service stations},
     journal = {RAIRO - Operations Research - Recherche Op\'erationnelle},
     pages = {191--208},
     publisher = {EDP-Sciences},
     volume = {36},
     number = {3},
     year = {2002},
     doi = {10.1051/ro:2003002},
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     language = {en},
     url = {http://www.numdam.org/articles/10.1051/ro:2003002/}
Haqiq, Abdelkrim; Lambadaris, I.; Mikou, N.; Orozco-Barbosa, L. Optimal QoS control of interacting service stations. RAIRO - Operations Research - Recherche Opérationnelle, Tome 36 (2002) no. 3, pp. 191-208. doi : 10.1051/ro:2003002. http://www.numdam.org/articles/10.1051/ro:2003002/

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