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A Congruence for Petri Nets

Sassone, V. and Sobocinski, P. (2005) A Congruence for Petri Nets At International Workshop on Petri Nets and Graph Transformations.. , pp. 107-120.

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We introduce a way of viewing Petri nets as open systems. This is done by considering a bicategory of cospans over a category of p/t nets and embeddings. We derive a labelled transition system (LTS) semantics for such nets using GIPOs and characterise the resulting congruence. Technically, our results are similar to the recent work by Milner on applying the theory of bigraphs to Petri Nets. The two main differences are that we treat p/t nets instead of c/e nets and we deal directly with a category of nets instead of encoding them into bigraphs.

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Published date: 2005
Venue - Dates: International Workshop on Petri Nets and Graph Transformations., 2005-01-01
Keywords: petri nets, contextual congruences, bisimulation congruences, observational equivalences, bicategories, grpos
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 262302
ISBN: doi:10.1016/j.entcs.2005.02.008
PURE UUID: ea5e73cb-10f5-4cb1-8ee2-267bbcb559c4

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Date deposited: 11 Apr 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:52

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Author: V. Sassone
Author: P. Sobocinski

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