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Merged Processes - a New Condensed Representation of Petri Net Behaviour

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Victor Khomenko, Professor Maciej Koutny

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Abstract

Model checking based on Petri net unfoldings is an approach widely applied to cope with the state space explosion problem. In this paper we propose a new condensed representation of a Petri net's behaviour called merged processes, which copes well not only with concurrency, but also with the other sources of state space explosion, viz. sequences of choices and non-safeness. Moreover, this representation is sufficiently similar to the traditional unfoldings, so that a large body of results developed for the latter can be re-used. Experimental results indicate that the proposed representation of a Petri net's behaviour alleviates the state space explosion problem to a significant degree and is suitable for model checking.


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Author(s): Khomenko V, Kondratyev A, Koutny M, Vogler W

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2005

Pages: 17

Print publication date: 01/01/2005

Source Publication Date: January 2005

Report Number: 884

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne

URL: http://www.cs.ncl.ac.uk/publications/trs/papers/884.pdf


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