Coloured Petri Nets : Basic Concepts, Analysis Methods and Practical Use. Volume 1 Hardback
by Kurt Jensen
Part of the Monographs in Theoretical Computer Science. An EATCS Series series
This book presents a coherent description of the theoretical and practical aspects of Coloured Petri Nets (CP-nets or CPN).
It shows how CP-nets have been de veloped - from being a promising theoretical model to being a full-fledged lan guage for the design, specification, simulation, validation and implementation of large software systems (and other systems in which human beings and/or com puters communicate by means of some more or less formal rules).
The book contains the formal definition of CP-nets and the mathematical theory behind their analysis methods.
However, it has been the intention to write the book in such a way that it also becomes attractive to readers who are more interested in applications than the underlying mathematics.
This means that a large part of the book is written in a style which is closer to an engineering textbook (or a users' manual) than it is to a typical textbook in theoretical computer science.
The book consists of three separate volumes. The first volume defines the net model (i. e. , hierarchical CP-nets) and the basic concepts (e. g. , the different behavioural properties such as deadlocks, fair ness and home markings).
It gives a detailed presentation of many small exam ples and a brief overview of some industrial applications.
It introduces the for mal analysis methods. Finally, it contains a description of a set of CPN tools which support the practical use of CP-nets.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 236 pages, XII, 236 p.
- Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
- Publication Date: 25/03/1996
- Category: 3D graphics & modelling
- ISBN: 9783540609438
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