Petri Nets in Flexible and Agile Automation

  • MengChu Zhou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. MengChu Zhou, Richard Zurawski
    Pages 1-42
  3. Jean-Marie Proth, Ioannis Minis
    Pages 109-148
  4. Doo Yong Lee, Frank DiCesare
    Pages 149-187
  5. Shifang Li, Toshi Takamori, Satoshi Tadokoro
    Pages 189-205
  6. Jiacun Wang, Shengbing Jiang
    Pages 207-238
  7. Keyi Xing, Baosheng Hu, Haoxun Chen
    Pages 239-263
  8. Mohsen A. Jafari
    Pages 337-368
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 369-379

About this book


Over the past two decades, research in the theory of Petri nets and the development of graphical tools has yielded a powerful methodology. The contributions in Petri Nets in Flexible and Agile Automation present theoretical development of Petri nets as well as in industrial applications to areas such as discrete- event control design, scheduling, performance evaluation and deadlock avoidance. These contributions also include comparative studies of Petri nets and other approaches.
A primary theme of this book is to provide a unified approach to the applications of Petri nets in flexible and agile automation and, in that regard, a common notation and terminology is used. The book also allows readers to evaluate the benefits and applicability of state-of-the-art Petri net methods and apply CAD tools to problems of interest. Petri Nets in Flexible and Agile Automation is not only an essential reference for researchers, it is also a very useful tool for engineers, analysts and managers who are responsible for the design, implementation and operation of the next generation of manufacturing systems.


automation communication computer development logic manufacturing programming tables

Editors and affiliations

  • MengChu Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.New Jersey Institute of TechnologyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5938-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2231-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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