The aim of these series of volumes "Advances in Petri Nets" is to present to the general computer science community the most significant recent results with regard to the development in the area. The main source of the papers are the annual European Workshops on Applications and Theory of Petri Nets"; the highest ranked papers from the past workshops are considered for the series, i.e., they are again reviewed and accordingly revised or extended. In addition to the workshop papers, the "Advances" also present invited papers. The present volume Advances in Petri Nets1987 covers the 7th "European Workshop on Applications and Theory of Petri Nets" held in Oxford, Great Britain, in June 1986. It also contains a survey on complexity of problems related to Petri nets written by R.R. Howell and L.E. Rosier. A special feature of this volume is a bibliography on Petri nets, containing more than 2000 entries.
Specification and properties of a cache coherence protocol model.- GAMERU: A language for the analysis and design of human communication pragmatics within organizational systems.- Recent results on the complexity of problems related to Petri nets.- Algebraic structure of flows of a regular coloured net.- On equivalent execution semantics of concurrent systems.- Mathematical methods for calculating invariants in Petri nets.- On Petri nets with deterministic and exponentially distributed firing times.- An accurate performance model of CSMA/CD bus LAN.- Petri net models for the ?-calculus.- Fair processes.- Operational Petri net semantics for CCSP.- Infinitary languages of Petri nets and logical sentences.- A strong part of concurrency.- Concurrency and continuity.- Parallel systems specifications with coloured Petri nets and algebraic specifications.- Bibliography of Petri nets.