Published in Volume XXVII, Issue 2, 2017, pages 177-212, doi: 10.7561/SACS.2017.2.177

Authors: J. Kleijn, M. Koutny, M. Pietkiewicz-Koutny


Assuming that the behavioural specification of a concurrent system is given in the form of a step transition system, where the arcs between states are labelled by steps (multisets of executed actions), we focus on the problem of synthesising a Petri net generating a reachability graph isomorphic to a given step transition system. To deal with step transition systems more complicated than those generated by standard Place/Transition nets, we consider in this paper Petri nets with wholeplace operations, localities, and a/sync places. We adapt and extend the general approach developed within the framework of τ -nets and the theory of regions of step transition systems. Building on the results presented in [23], emphasis here is on the role of a/sync places with their potential for an instantaneous transfer of tokens within a step. In a series of results we demonstrate the robustness of the notion of region for Petri net synthesis.

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  title={Adding A/Sync Places to the Synthesis Procedure for Whole-Place Operations Nets with Localities},
  author={J. Kleijn and M. Koutny and M. Pietkiewicz-Koutny},
  journal={Scientific Annals of Computer Science},
  organization={``A.I. Cuza'' University, Iasi, Romania},
  publisher={``A.I. Cuza'' University Press}