Volume 55, 2021Regular articles published in advance of the transition of the journal to Subscribe to Open (S2O). Free supplement sponsored by the Fonds National pour la Science Ouverte
|S481 - S502
|02 March 2021
Equilibrium joining strategies in the single-server constant retrial queues with Bernoulli vacations
Department of Mathematics, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, PR China
2 School of Management Science and Engineering, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing 100081, PR China
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 6 September 2019
We consider the equilibrium joining strategies in an M/M/1 constant retrial queue with Bernoulli vacations. There is no buffer in front of the server, thus an arriving customer will be served immediately if the server is available, and blocked ones wait in a queue if the server is busy or under vacation. The queue length information of orbit is observable to customers upon their arrivals. Then, blocked customers decide whether to join the orbit or not based on a reward-cost structure and their information level. After completing service, the server begins a vacation or remains available and it becomes available again when a vacation ends. The available server seeks to serve the customer in the head of the orbit queue. During the seeking process, an external arrival can interrupt it and obtain service. Our goal is to explore equilibrium behavior of customers in two information cases, fully observable case and almost observable case, which corresponding to whether blocked arrivals can differentiate the state of unavailable server. We obtain the threshold strategies of blocked customers in two information cases and provide numerical experiments to characterize the influence of different parameters on the equilibrium joining strategies.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 60K25 / 90B22 / 91A13
Key words: Queueing / constant retrial rate / Bernoulli vacations / Nash equilibrium / threshold strategies / partial information
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