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Bigraphs for Petri Nets

  • Robin Milner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3098)

Abstract

A simple example is given of the use of bigraphical reactive systems (BRSs). It provides a behavioural semantics for condition-event Petri nets whose interfaces are named condition nodes, using a simple form of BRS equipped with a labelled transition system and its associated bisimilarity equivalence. Both of the latter are derived from the standard net firing rules by a uniform technique in bigraphs, which also ensures that the bisimilarity is a congruence. Furthermore, this bisimilarity is shown to coincide with one induced by a natural notion of experiment on condition-event nets, defined independently of bigraphs.

The paper is intended as a bridge between Petri net theory and bigraphs, as well as a pedagogical exercise in the latter.

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Transition System Label Transition System Outer Face Semantic Function Open Link 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Milner
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  1. 1.The Computer LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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