Decision problems for petri nets with names


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Rosa Velardo, Fernando and Frutos Escrig, David de (2010) Decision problems for petri nets with names. Other.

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We prove several decidability and undecidability results for nu-PN, an extension of P/T nets with pure name creation and name management. We give a simple proof of undecidability of reachability, by reducing reachability in nets with inhibitor arcs to it. Thus, the expressive power of nu-PN strictly surpasses that of P/T nets. We prove that nu-PN are Well Structured Transition Systems. In particular, we obtain decidability of coverability and termination, so that the expressive power of Turing machines is not reached. Moreover, they are strictly Well Structured, so that the boundedness problem is also decidable. We consider two properties, width-boundedness and depth-boundedness, that factorize boundedness. Width-boundedness has already been proven to be decidable. We prove here undecidability of depth-boundedness. Finally, we obtain Ackermann-hardness results for all our decidable decision problems.

Item Type:Monograph (Other)
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science
ID Code:20889
Deposited On:17 Apr 2013 09:01
Last Modified:26 Nov 2014 09:10

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