In queueing theory, an adversarial queueing network is a model where the traffic to the network is supplied by an opponent rather than as the result of a stochastic process. The model has seen use in describing the impact of packet injections on the performance of communication networks.[1] The model was first introduced in 1996.[2]

The stability of an adversarial queueing network can be determined by considering a fluid limit.[3]


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  2. ^ Borodin, A.; Kleinberg, J.; Raghavan, P.; Sudan, M.; Williamson, D. P. (1996). "Adversarial queueing theory". Proceedings of the twenty-eighth annual ACM symposium on Theory of computing – STOC '96. p. 376. doi:10.1145/237814.237984. ISBN 0897917855. S2CID 771941.
  3. ^ Gamarnik, D. (1998). "Stability of adversarial queues via fluid models". Proceedings 39th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (Cat. No.98CB36280). pp. 60–70. doi:10.1109/SFCS.1998.743429. ISBN 0-8186-9172-7. S2CID 2145524.