Compositional generation of home states in free choice systems

  • Eike Best
  • Ludmila Cherkasova
  • Jörg Desel
Concurrency II
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 480)


Free choice nets are a class of Petri nets allowing to model concurrency and nondeterministic choice, but with the restriction that choices cannot be influenced externally. Home states are ground states which lead to a strongly connected state graph, that is, a home state can be reached from any of its successor states. The main result of this paper characterises the home states of a structurally live and bounded free choice system compositionally by recourse to its decomposition into T-components.


Free Choice Petri Nets Reversibility Home States Cyclic Behaviour Compositionality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eike Best
    • 1
  • Ludmila Cherkasova
    • 2
  • Jörg Desel
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikUniversität HildesheimHildesheim
  2. 2.Institute of Informatics SystemsUSSR Academy of SciencesNovosibirsk
  3. 3.Institut für InformatikTechnische Universität MünchenMünchen

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