Pawel Pawlewski

Poznań University of TechnologyPoland

Paweł PAWLEWSKI, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering Management at Poznan University of Technology. His area of interest comprises: modeling, process simulation and optimization, organization of manufacturing processes, operational management, reengineering and IT applications in logistics. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 scientific papers. He is also co-author of the book “Reengineering”. In 1994-2008 he managed a team performing a software for design and optimization of mechanical structures implemented among other things in VW-Wolsburg, VW-Shanghai, Audi-Ingolstadt, Seat-Barcelona, Porsche-Stuttgart, BMW–Munchen. All actions were taken within vMACH Engineering company. In 2009-2011 he cooperated with AMC Polska company in the scope of process simulation and optimization with the usage of Witness. Since 2011 he is a Manager of Simulation and Optimization Center in Logistic and Production Processes (SOCILAPP) at Poznan University of Technology. Habilitation dissertation titled “ Methodology of modeling dynamic changes of production process’ resource structure in mechanical engineering industry” is under accreditation procedure. Since 2011 he cooperates with Cempel Consulting. He is also a Flexsim Software Products Inc. (USA) Partner in Poland. Since 2012 he is member of Editorial Board (as Associate Editor) of International Journal of Artificial Intelligence (IJAI).

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Petri Nets were introduced in the doctoral dissertation by K.A. Petri, titled "Kommunikation mit Automaten" and published in 1962 by University of Bonn. Petri Nets are graphical (the intuitive graphical modeling language) and mathematical (advanced formal analysis method) tool. The concurrence of performed actions is the natural phenomenon due to which Petri Nets are perceived as mathematical tool for modeling concurrent systems. The main idea of this theory was modified by many researchers according to their needs, owing to the unusual "flexibility" of this theory. The present monograph focuses on Petri Nets applications in two main areas: manufacturing (section 1) and computer science (section 2). These two areas have still huge influence on our lives and our world. The theory of Petri Nets is still developing: some directions of investigations are presented in section 3. And at the end there is section 4 including some infesting facts concerning application of Petri Nets in the public area: the analysis and control of public bicycle sharing systems. The monograph shows the results of research works performed with use of Petri Nets in science centers all over the world.

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