Bridging the Gap Between Timed Automata and Bounded Time Petri Nets

  • Bernard Berthomieu
  • Florent Peres
  • François Vernadat
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4202)


Several recent papers investigate the relative expressiveness of Timed Automata and Time Petri Nets, two widespread models for realtime systems. It has been shown notably that Timed Automata and Bounded Time Petri Nets are equally expressive in terms of timed language acceptance, but that Timed Automata are strictly more expressive in terms of weak timed bisimilarity. This paper compares Timed Automata with Bounded Time Petri Nets extended with static Priorities, and shows that two large subsets of these models are equally expressive in terms of weak timed bisimilarity.


Time Petri nets priorities Timed Automata weak timed bisimilarity real-time systems modeling and verification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Berthomieu
    • 1
  • Florent Peres
    • 1
  • François Vernadat
    • 1
  1. 1.LAAS-CNRSToulouseFrance

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