Five Classes of Invariant-Preserving Transformations on Colored Petri Nets

  • To-Yat Cheung
  • Yiqin Lu
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1639)


Transformations on a system specification are often used as a means for simplifying the process of verification. When applying a transformation, it is an important issue whether some specific properties of the system will be preserved or not. For systems specified in colored Petri nets, this paper provides the criteria for determining the preservation of place-invariants and transitioninvariants under five classes of very general transformations, namely, Insertion, Elimination, Replacement, Composition, and Decomposition. Applications to flexible manufacturing engineering systems and telecommunications systems are discussed.


Flexible Manufacture System Incidence Matrix General Transformation Feature Interaction Deadlock Prevention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • To-Yat Cheung
    • 1
  • Yiqin Lu
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science CityUniversity of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.Dept. of Electronic EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina

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