A polling system whose stability region depends on the whole distribution of service times

Natalia Chernova, Sergey Foss, Bara Kim

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We present an example of a single-server polling system with two queues and an adaptive service policy where the stability region depends on the expected values of all the primitives and also on a certain exponential moment of the service-time distribution in one of the queues. The latter parameter cannot be determined, in general, in terms of any finite number of moments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-190
Number of pages3
JournalOperations Research Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 1



  • Adaptive limited and exhaustive service disciplines
  • Foster criterion
  • Polling system
  • Stability conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Software

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