The M/M/1 queue with working vacations and vacation interruptions

Technical Note

DOI: 10.1007/s11518-006-5030-6

Cite this article as:
Li, J. & Tian, N. J. Syst. Sci. Syst. Eng. (2007) 16: 121. doi:10.1007/s11518-006-5030-6


In this paper, we study the M/M/1 queue with working vacations and vacation interruptions. The working vacation is introduced recently, during which the server can still provide service on the original ongoing work at a lower rate. Meanwhile, we introduce a new policy: the server can come back from the vacation to the normal working level once some indices of the system, such as the number of customers, achieve a certain value in the vacation period. The server may come back from the vacation without completing the vacation. Such policy is called vacation interruption. We connect the above mentioned two policies and assume that if there are customers in the system after a service completion during the vacation period, the server will come back to the normal working level. In terms of the quasi birth and death process and matrix-geometric solution method, we obtain the distributions and the stochastic decomposition structures for the number of customers and the waiting time and provide some indices of systems.


Working vacation vacation interruption matrix-geometric solution stochastic decomposition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Economics and ManagementYanshan UniversityChina
  2. 2.College of SciencesYanshan UniversityQinhuangdaoChina

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