October  2012, 8(4): 877-894. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2012.8.877

Networks with cascading overloads

1. 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, 585 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6M8, Canada, Canada

2. 

Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Groseclose Building, Room 428, Atlanta GA 30332-0205, United States

Received  September 2011 Revised  July 2012 Published  September 2012

Here we study large deviations in networks that are more likely to result from the accumulation of many slightly unusual events. We are particularly interested in analyzing large deviations where the most probable path changes direction. These deviations arise when a large deviation in one part of the system cascades across the network to produce a large deviation in another part of the network. Our technique involves the construction of an approximate time reversal. We also use this approximate time reversal to do rare event simulation.
Citation: Jesse Collingwood, Robert D. Foley, David R. McDonald. Networks with cascading overloads. Journal of Industrial & Management Optimization, 2012, 8 (4) : 877-894. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2012.8.877
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[1]

Queueing Syst., 62 (2009), 311-344. doi: 10.1007/s11134-009-9140-y.  Google Scholar

[2]

Research Report, RC 16280, Computer Science Division, IBM T. J. Watson Center, Yorktown Heights, New York. Google Scholar

[3]

Springer Verlag, 2003.  Google Scholar

[4]

Stochastic Processes and their Applications, 89 (1997), 141-173. doi: 10.1016/S0304-4149(00)00018-1.  Google Scholar

[5]

Siberian Mathematical Journal, 4 (2001), 245-270. doi: 10.1023/A:1004832928857.  Google Scholar

[6]

Annals of Applied Probability, 11 (2001), 569-607.  Google Scholar

[7]

Ann. Appl. Probab., 15 (2004), 519-541. doi: 10.1214/105051604000000666.  Google Scholar

[8]

Annals of Applied Probability, 15 (2005), 542-–586. doi: 10.1214/105051604000000675.  Google Scholar

[9]

R. D. Foley and D. R. McDonald, Constructing a harmonic function for an irreducible non-negative matrix with convergence parameter $R > 1$,, Accepted subject to revisions London Mathematical Society., ().   Google Scholar

[10]

Ann. Probab, 38 (2010), 1106-1142. doi: 10.1214/09-AOP506.  Google Scholar

[11]

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[13]

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ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, 17 (2007). Google Scholar

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