Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Sojourn time

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_972

(1) The total time spent in a queueing “facility,” determined by the sum of the delay and service times; sometimes called the total waiting time or just waiting time.  Queueing theory. (2) Often used as the time spent in a visit to a state of a random process, such as a Markov chain.  Markov processes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul I. Gass
    • 1
  • Carl M. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA