Deciding finiteness of Petri nets up to bisimulation

  • Petr Jančar
  • Javier Esparza
Session 12: Process Theory II
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1099)


We study the following problems for strong and weak bisimulation equivalence: given a labelled Petri net and a finite transition system, are they equivalent?; given a labelled Petri net, is it equivalent to some (unspecified) finite transition system? We show that both problems are decidable for strong bisimulation and undecidable for weak bisimulation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petr Jančar
    • 1
  • Javier Esparza
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Institut für InformatikTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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