New structural invariants for Petri nets analysis

  • J. M. Couvreur
  • E. Paviot-Adet
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This paper introduces two new kinds of invariant relations based on the Petri net structure and the already proved invariant properties. These invariants establish a relation between the marking of two place subsets A and B: Exclusive Invariant states that A and B cannot be simultaneously marked, Implication Invariant states that when A is marked, B is also marked. In order to show the applicability of the presented invariants to the validation of models, we apply these invariants to the validation of two classical distributed algorithms: alternate bit protocol and Peterson's algorithm for n processes


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Couvreur
    • 1
  • E. Paviot-Adet
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire MASI, Institut Blaise PascalUniversité Paris VIParis Cedex 05France

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