Chinese Journal of Computers   Full Text
  TitleProcess Net System of Petri Net
  AuthorsZENG Qing-Tian1),2) WU Zhe-Hui2)
  Address(Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100080) (Department of Computer, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Taian 271019)
  Abstract &
The concept of process net system, which is a variation of process expression, of a Petri net is presented in this paper. It can be used to define the set of all processes for this Petri net. In the case of bounded Petri nets and unbounded fair Petri nets, algorithms were given to find process expression for them by 4 and 5 respectively. However, three kinds of operation of regular expression (i.e. addition, concatenation and Kleene closure) cannot reflect the relationship among process sections of a Petri net if it is unbounded and unfair. In order to overcome this difficulty, we use net structure to replace regular expression for the relation description among process sections. This results the concept of process net system. The process net system of a Petri net is a new net system , where the transition set of is the basic process sections of , the place set of is the union of input and output place set for all basic process sections of , the flow relation of can be defined by the union of input relation and output relation between the transition set and place set of , and the initial marking of is same to . It is easy to know that from the construction of process net system of a Petri net, there is a one to one correspondence between the set of subjective process of any Petri net (bounded or unbounded) and the set of firing sequence of its process net system . The process net system can be obtained by jointing with two algorithms presented in this paper. One is to find the set of basic process sections that is based on the concepts of repetitive vector, controlled repetitive vector and characteristic reachability tree of a Petri net, another is to describe the relations among basic process sections.
keywords Petri net, process net system, basic process section, repetitive vector, controlled repetitive vector, characteristic reachability tree