Expressiveness of Dynamic Networks of Timed Petri Nets

  • María Martos-Salgado
  • Fernando Rosa-Velardo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8370)


We study dynamic networks of infinite-state timed processes, where each process is a Petri net carrying a single real valued clock. We compare their expressiveness with other models within the class of Well-Structured Transition Systems, using coverability languages. We prove that unbounded places are a strict resource, meaning that extra unbounded places provides (strictly) with extra expressiveness. Also, we prove that if no unbounded places are allowed, then the obtained model is equivalent to Timed Petri nets. We conclude that dynamic networks of Timed Petri Nets are strictly more expressive than Timed Petri Nets.


Transition System Dynamic Network Label Transition System Coverability Language Counting Abstraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Martos-Salgado
    • 1
  • Fernando Rosa-Velardo
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y ComputaciónUniversidad Complutense de MadridSpain

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