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Towards The Automated Inference Of Queueing Network Models From High-Precision Location Tracking Data

Nicholas J. Dingle, Adam Jackson, William J. Knottenbelt

Conference or Workshop Paper
23rd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2009)
May, 2009

Traditional methods for deriving performance models of customer flow in real-life systems are manual, time-consuming and prone to human error. This paper proposes an automated four-stage data processing pipeline which takes as input raw high-precision location tracking data and which outputs a queueing network model of customer flow. The pipeline estimates both the structure of the network and the underlying interarrival and service time distributions of its component service centres. We evaluate our method's effectiveness and accuracy in four experimental case studies.

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