Symmetric Communication between Coloured Petri Net Simulations and Java-Processes

  • Olaf Kummer
  • Daniel Moldt
  • Frank Wienberg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1639)


In order to widen the applicability of Coloured Petri Nets for the specification and design of large scale distributed applications, a framework has been developed that supports the interaction of Design/CPN and Java processes. The underlying architecture can be used for other tools. Thereby a seamless embedding of the two worlds of Petri nets and object-oriented programming is achieved, allowing problem oriented modelling at different abstraction levels in a fully distributed environment. The general possibilities to connect Coloured Petri Net simulations with remote processes are discussed and a specific implementation of the required framework is sketched. Promising application areas are named and for some of them concrete example models are provided.


Coloured Petri Nets Design/CPN Distributed Simulation Framework Java Prototyping Computer Tools Workflow 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olaf Kummer
    • 1
  • Daniel Moldt
    • 1
  • Frank Wienberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. for InformaticsUniversity of HamburgHamburg

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