Stability of earliest-due-date, first-served queueing networks

Maury Bramson

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We study multiclass queueing networks with the earliest-due-date, first-served (EDDFS) discipline. For these networks, the service priority of a customer is determined, upon its arrival in the network, by an assigned random due date. First-in-system, first-out queueing networks, where a customer's priority is given by its arrival time in the network, are a special case. Using fluid models, we show that EDDFS queueing networks, without preemption, are stable whenever the traffic intensity satisfies ρ j < 1 for each station j.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-102
Number of pages24
JournalQueueing Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2001

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Funding Information:
∗Partially supported by NSF Grant DMS-9971248.


  • Fluid models
  • Queueing networks
  • Stability


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