On the reversibility of queueing networks

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This paper relates the reversibility of certain discrete state Markovian queueing networks - the class of quasi-reversible networks - to the reversibility of the underlying switching process. Quasi-reversible networks are characterized by a product form equilibrium state distribution. When the state can be represented by customer totals at each node, the reversibility of the state process is equivalent to the reversibility of the switching process. More complicated quasi-reversible networks require additional conditions, to ensure the reversibility of the network state process.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)227-234
Number of pages8
JournalStochastic Processes and their Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Markov processes
  • Queueing networks
  • networks of queues
  • quasi-reversibility
  • quasi-reversible queueing networks
  • reversibility


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