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Algebraic Higher-Order Nets: Graphs and Petri Nets as Tokens

  • Kathrin Hoffmann
  • Till Mossakowski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2755)

Abstract

Petri nets and Algebraic High-Level Nets are well-known to model parallel and concurrent systems. In this paper, we introduce the concept of Algebraic Higher-Order Nets, which allow to have dynamical tokens like graphs or (ordinary low-level) Petri nets. For this purpose, we specify graphs and Petri nets in the higher-order algebraic specification language HasCasl such that graphs and Petri nets become first-class citizens, i.e. members of algebras (rather than algebras themselves). As an example, we model hospital therapeutic processes by a single higher-order net. Individual care plans for each patient are tokens modeled by low-level nets.

Keywords

Care Plan Start Stop Patient Care Plan Token Graph EATCS Monograph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathrin Hoffmann
    • 1
  • Till Mossakowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Software Engeneering and Theroretical Computer ScienceTechnical University BerlinGermany
  2. 2.BISS, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BremenGermany

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