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Petri Net, Theory and Applications

Edited by Vedran Kordic, ISBN 978-3-902613-12-7, 534 pages, Publisher: I-Tech Education and Publishing, Chapters published February 01, 2008 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/62146
Edited Volume

Although many other models of concurrent and distributed systems have been de- veloped since the introduction in 1964 Petri nets are still an essential model for concurrent systems with respect to both the theory and the applications. The main attraction of Petri nets is the way in which the basic aspects of concurrent systems are captured both conceptually and mathematically. The intuitively appealing graphical notation makes Petri nets the model of choice in many applications. The natural way in which Petri nets allow one to formally capture many of the basic notions and issues of concurrent systems has contributed greatly to the development of a rich theory of concurrent systems based on Petri nets. This book brings together reputable researchers from all over the world in order to provide a comprehensive coverage of advanced and modern topics not yet reflected by other books. The book consists of 23 chapters written by 53 authors from 12 different countries.