An Axiomatization of the Algebra of Petri Net Concatenable Processes


Sassone, V. (1996) An Axiomatization of the Algebra of Petri Net Concatenable Processes. Theoretical Computer Science, 170, (1-2), 277-296.

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The concatenable processes of a Petri net $N$ can be characterized abstractly as the arrows of a symmetric monoidal category $Pn(N)$. However, this is only a partial axiomatization, since it is based on a concrete, ad hoc chosen, category of symmetries $Sym_N$. In this paper we give a completely abstract characterization of the category of concatenable processes of $N$, thus yielding an axiomatic theory of the noninterleaving behaviour of Petri nets.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: petri nets, petri nets processes, categorical semantics, symmetric monoidal categories
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 261820
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:04
Publisher: Elsevier
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ISI Citation Count:14
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261820

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