The Box Algebra=Petri Nets+Process Expressions

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Author(s)Best E, Devillers R, Koutny M
Publication type Article
JournalInformation and Computation
ISSN (print)0890-5401
ISSN (electronic)1090-2651
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The paper describes a Petri net as well as a structural operational semantics for an algebra of process expressions. It specifically addresses this problem for the box algebra, a model of concurrent computation which combines Petri nets and standard process algebras. The main result is that it is possible to obtain a framework where process expressions can be given two, entirely consistent, kinds of semantics: one based on Petri nets, the other on SOS rules. This consistency can also be extended to a partial order semantics.
PublisherAcademic Press
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