A Steering Server for Collaborative Simulation of Quantitative Petri Nets
In this paper we present a Petri net simulation tool called Snoopy Steering and Simulation Server, S 4 for short, which works as a stand-alone extension of Snoopy. The server permits users to share and interactively steer quantitative Petri net models during a running simulation. Moreover, users can collaborate by controlling the execution of a model remotely from different machines (clients). S 4 is shipped with an Application Programming Interface (API) which enables user-defined extensions of the core functionalities. Stochastic, continuous and hybrid Petri nets are supported, both as low-level and coloured ones. S 4 is platform-independent and distributed free of charge for academic use.
Keywordsstochastic continuous hybrid Petri nets computational steering collaborative simulation
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