Generalized Nets as a Tool for Modelling of Railway Networks

  • Stefka Fidanova
  • Krassimir Atanassov
  • Ivan Dimov
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 681)


The oldest public transport, which is used now days, is the railway. There exist different kinds of transportation models. The importance and role of each type of models is discussed in relation of its function. Some of the models are concentrated on scheduling. Other models are focused on simulation to analyze the level of utilization of different types of transportation. There are models which goal is optimal transportation network design. In this work we propose a model of the railway transport with Generalized Nets. It is shown that Generalized nets can be used as a tool for modeling of railway networks. An example of a generalized net of a part of the railway network in Southern Bulgaria, is given.


Generalized nets Railway network 



Work presented here is partially supported by the Bulgarian National Scientific Fund under the grants DFNI-I02/20 Efficient Parallel Algorithms for Large Scale Computational Problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefka Fidanova
    • 1
  • Krassimir Atanassov
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ivan Dimov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Information and Communication TechnologyBulgarian Academy of ScienceSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical EngineeringBulgarian Academy of ScienceSofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.Intelligent Systems LaboratoryProf. Asen Zlatarov UniversityBourgasBulgaria

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