Deficiency Zero Petri Nets and Product Form
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- Mairesse J., Nguyen HT. (2009) Deficiency Zero Petri Nets and Product Form. In: Franceschinis G., Wolf K. (eds) Applications and Theory of Petri Nets. PETRI NETS 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5606. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Consider a Markovian Petri net with race policy. The marking process has a “product form” stationary distribution if the probability of viewing a given marking can be decomposed as the product over places of terms depending only on the local marking. First we observe that the Deficiency Zero Theorem of Feinberg, developped for chemical reaction networks, provides a structural and simple sufficient condition for the existence of a product form. In view of this, we study the classical subclass of bounded free-choice nets. Roughly, we show that the only such Petri nets having a product form are the state machines which can alternatively be viewed as Jackson networks.
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