QUEUING THEORY APPROACH TO MODELLING THE DYNAMICS OF THE HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERFACE

Authors
  1. Van de Vegte, J.M.E.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The paper studies a model of the human-computer interface based on the idea of a message passing from one partner (the human) to the other (the computer) by means of an arbitrary number of layers which represent levels of abstraction of the message. The model uses a queuing theory formulation and assumes Poisson arrival and service characteristics to describe the movement of packets through the interface and to develop a criterion for network stability. Simulations are included to illustrate some of the theoretical results obtained.
Report Number
DCIEM-89-RR-45 — Research Report; Technical Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Jul 1989
Number of Pages
40
DSTKIM No
90-00457
CANDIS No
62735
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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