Call for Papers

The 44th annual international Petri Nets conference will be organised by the R&D Group on Reconfigurable and Embedded Systems at NOVA School of Science and Technology and will be held at Lisbon on one of the campi of NOVA University Lisbon.

The language of the conference is English, and its proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Papers presenting original research on application or theory of Petri nets, as well as contributions addressing topics relevant to the general field of distributed and concurrent systems or focused on applications of concurrency to systems design are encouraged to submit.

All accepted papers will be considered for an Outstanding Paper award. Authors of selected papers presented at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version that will be further reviewed for inclusion into a special issue of a renowned journal.

Topics specific to Petri Nets

  • Analysis and synthesis, structure and behaviour of nets
  • System design and model-driven development using nets
  • Relationships between Petri nets and other approaches
  • Net-based semantical, logical and algebraic calculi
  • Higher-level net models (e.g, coloured nets, timed nets)
  • Stochastic net models
  • Verification and model checking using nets
  • Process discovery and conformance checking
  • Computer tools for nets
  • Standardisation of nets
  • Experience reports describing applications of nets to different kinds of systems and application fields, e.g.:
    • flexible manufacturing systems
    • office automation
    • real-time systems
    • workflows
    • embedded systems
    • process mining
    • biological systems
    • supervisory control
    • health and medical systems
    • railway networks
    • Internet and Web services
    • environmental systems
    • e-commerce and trading
    • hardware
    • programming languages
    • telecommunications
    • protocols and networks
    • performance evaluation
    • component based development
    • operations research

General topics of interest related to concurrency

  • Application of concurrency to system design:
    • formal models (e.g., dataflow models, communicating automata, process algebras, modal and temporal logics) for designing computer systems with concurrent behaviour
    • applied research aimed at designing computer systems which exhibit concurrency
  •  Model checking and verification of distributed systems
  • Verification of infinite-state or parametric systems
  • Causality/partial order theory of concurrency
  • Educational issues related to concurrency
  • New developments in the theory of concurrency
  • Modelling of hardware and biological systems