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

Natalia Chernova, Serguei 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. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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


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

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