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On the Model of Computation of Place/Transition Petri Nets

Meseguer, J., Montanari, U. and Sassone, V. (1994) On the Model of Computation of Place/Transition Petri Nets At 15th International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets, ICATPN '94.. , pp. 16-38.

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Abstract

In the last few years, the semantics of Petri nets has been investigated in several different ways. Apart from the classical "token game", one can model the behaviour of Petri nets via non-sequential processes, via unfolding constructions, which provide formal relationships between nets and domains, and via algebraic models, which view Petri nets as essentially algebraic theories whose models are monoidal categories. In this paper we show that these three points of view can be reconciled. More precisely, we introduce the new notion of decorated processes of Petri nets and we show that they induce on nets the same semantics as that of unfolding. In addition, we prove that the decorated processes of a net N can be axiomatized as the arrows of a symmetric monoidal category which, therefore, provides the aforesaid unification.

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Published date: 1994
Venue - Dates: 15th International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets, ICATPN '94., 1994-01-01
Keywords: petri nets non-sequential processes, petri nets unfoldings, petri nets semantics, models for concurrency, concurrency
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 261949
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261949
ISBN: 3-540-58152-9
PURE UUID: 8ba5ebe9-78ab-4b2b-9816-e95709cac43d

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Date deposited: 12 Feb 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:56

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Author: J. Meseguer
Author: U. Montanari
Author: V. Sassone

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