Synopses & Reviews
This three-volume work presents a coherent description of the theoretical and practical aspects of coloured Petri nets. These CP-nets are shown to be a full-fledged language for the design, specification, simulation, validation and implementation of large software systems. The introductory first volume contains the formal definition of CP-nets and the mathematical theory behind their analysis methods. It gives a detailed presentation of many small examples and a brief overview of some industrial applications. The purpose of the book is to teach the reader how to construct CP-net models and analyse them by means of simulation. The book is also attractive to readers who are more interested in applications than in the underlying mathematics.
Table of Contents
Informal Introduction to Coloured Petri Nets.- Formal Definition of Coloured Petri Nets.- Hierarchical Coloured Petri Nets.- Dynamic and Static Properties of Coloured Petri Nets.- Formal Analysis of Coloured Petri Nets.- Computer Tools for Coloured Petri Nets.- Industrial Applications of Coloured Petri Nets.- References.- Index.