American Mathematical Society TranslationsSeries 2 Advances in the Mathematical Sciences 2002; 217 pp; hardcover Volume: 207 ISBN10: 0821833065 ISBN13: 9780821833063 List Price: US$120 Member Price: US$96 Order Code: TRANS2/207
 This volume is dedicated to F. I. Karpelevich, an outstanding Russian mathematician who made important contributions to applied probability theory. The book contains original papers focusing on several areas of applied probability and its uses in modern industrial processes, telecommunications, computing, mathematical economics, and finance. It opens with a review of Karpelevich's contributions to applied probability theory and includes a bibliography of his works. Other articles discuss queueing network theory, in particular, in heavy traffic approximation (fluid models). The book is suitable for graduate students, theoretical and applied probabilists, computer scientists, and engineers. Readership Graduate students, theoretical and applied probabilists, computer scientists, and engineers. Table of Contents  A. Ya. Kreinin and Y. Suhov  Karpelevich's contribution to applied probability
 O. J. Boxma, S. Schlegel, and U. Yechiali  A note on an \(M/G/1\) queue with a waiting server, timer, and vacations
 S. Foss and S. Zachary  Asymptotics for the maximum of a modulated random walk with heavytailed increments
 J. M. Harrison  Stochastic networks and activity analysis
 V. Kalashnikov  Stability bounds for queueing models in terms of weighted metrics
 F. I. Karpelevich, V. A. Malyshev, A. I. Petrov, S. A. Pirogov, and A. N. Rybko  Contextfree evolution of words
 M. Kelbert, S. Rachev, and Y. Suhov  The maximum of a treeindexed random process, with applications
 J. Martin  Stochastic bounds for fast Jackson networks
 M. Menshikov and D. Petritis  Markov chains in a wedge with excitable boundaries
 M. Mitzenmacher and B. Vöcking  Selecting the shortest of two queues, improved
 A. N. Rybko, A. L. Stolyar, and Y. M. Suhov  Stability of global LIFO networks
 S. Shakkottai and A. L. Stolyar  Scheduling for multiple flows sharing a timevarying channel: The exponential rule
 M. G. Shur  New ratio limit theorems for Markov chains
 E. J. Thomas  Stability of patchworkJSQ feedback networks
