Call for Papers Petri Nets 2019

40th International Conference on Applications and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency

Aachen, Germany

June 23-28, 2019

The conference will be co-located with the 19th International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design (ACSD 2019)

Contact: pn2019@pads.rwth-aachen.de

Petri Nets 2019 Call for Papers and Announcement


Important Dates

Abstract Submission January 16, 2019 (*)
Submission of Papers January 22, 2019 (*)
Notification March 8, 2019
Final Version Due March 22, 2019 (*)
Participation in Tool Exhibition June 1, 2019
Workshops & Tutorials June 23-25, 2019
Main Conference June 26-28, 2019

(*) The deadline is the end of day Anywhere on Earth (AoE)

The 40th annual international Petri Nets conference will be organized by the Process and Data Science (PADS) group at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. The new PADS group was established in the context of Wil van der Aalst’s Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The conference will take place in the conference area of the Tivoli football stadium close to the city center of Aachen. The language of the conference is English, and its proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Papers presenting original research on application or theory of Petri nets, as well as contributions addressing topics relevant to the general field of distributed and concurrent systems are sought. All accepted regular papers will be considered for an “Outstanding Paper” award. Some of the best papers will be invited, in an extended form, as submissions to a special issue of a well-established computer science journal.


General Topics Related to Concurrency

  • Model checking and verification of distributed systems
  • Verification of infinite-state or parametric systems
  • Causality/partial order theory of concurrency
  • Educational issues related to concurrency
  • New developments in the theory of concurrency
  • Modelling of hardware and biological systems

Topics Specific to Petri Nets

  • Analysis and synthesis, structure and behavior of nets
  • System design and model-driven development using nets
  • Relationships between Petri nets and other approaches
  • Net-based semantical, logical and algebraic calculi
  • Higher-level net models (colored nets, timed nets, etc.)
  • Stochastic net models
  • Verification and model checking using nets
  • Process discovery and conformance checking
  • Computer tools for nets
  • Standardization of nets
  • Experience reports describing applications of nets to different kinds of systems and application fields, e.g.:
flexible manufacturing systems office automation
real-time systems workflows
embedded systems process mining
biological systems supervisory control
health and medical systems protocols and networks
environmental systems Internet and web services
hardware e-commerce and trading
telecommunications programming languages
railway networks performance evaluation
component-based development operations research

Paper Submission

Two kinds of papers can be submitted:

  • Regular papers (max 20 pages) describing original results pertaining to the development of the theory of Petri Nets and distributed and concurrent systems in general, new results extending the applicability of Petri Nets, or case studies, application and experience reports pertinent to the practical use of Petri Nets and concurrency.
  • Tool papers (max 10 pages) describing a computer tool based on Petri Nets (not an application of the tool or the theory behind the tool). The tool should be available for use by other groups (but not necessarily for free). The submission should indicate how the reviewers can get access to the tool (this must be for free). The tool will be demonstrated in the Tool Exhibition, in addition to being presented in a conference talk.

Submitted Papers Must

  • be contributions that have not been published elsewhere or submitted to other conferences/journals in parallel with this conference.
  • clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the results achieved, and the relation to other work.
  • be in English and in the Springer LNCS format
  • adhere to the page limit for the relevant category (see above).
  • be submitted electronically (as a PDF file) by the deadline indicated at the top of this Call for Papers using EasyChair

The Title Page Must

  • contain a short abstract and a classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of topics above.
  • indicate whether the paper is submitted as a regular paper or tool paper.

Submissions violating the above requirements may be immediately rejected by the PC Chairs.


Tool Exhibition

An exhibition of Petri Net tools will take place on Wednesday. It consists of informal demonstrations for small groups/individuals, and there are no scheduled talks. Requests for participation in the tool exhibition must be sent to the Tool Exhibition Chair by the deadline stated at the top of this Call for Papers. They should include a link to the web pages for the tool (or a short description of the tool). The demonstrators should bring their own laptops, while the organizers may be requested to give access to the Internet.

Courses, Workshops and Tutorials

The main conference takes place from Wednesday to Friday. The three days before the main conference also offer a wide range of activities. The Petri Net Course takes place from Sunday to Tuesday. It offers a thorough introduction to Petri Nets in four half-day modules on Sunday and Monday, and a full-day tutorial module on Tuesday. For successful participation in the entire course, including preparation and examination, three credit points (ECTS) will be awarded. Each module of the course can also be taken separately, without any credit.

Workshops take place on Monday and Tuesday. On Tuesday there will be two tutorials on applications of Petri Nets and/or new developments presented by experts in the area. These tutorials can be followed independently or in combination with the Petri Net Course. Detailed descriptions of Workshops and Tutorials will be made available via the conference web pages.

It is also possible to arrange Meetings and Courses related to Petri Nets. Submissions for such activities must contain a 2–5 page description. They must be received by the PC chairs via email no later than January 10, 2019.


History of the Conference

The aim of the conference is to create a forum for discussing progress in the application and theory of Petri Nets. Typically, the conferences have 100–150 participants – some of them coming from industry, the rest from universities and research institutions. The conference takes place at the end of June, in such a way that the last Friday in June closes the conference. The proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag as Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

1. 1980 Strasbourg, France 14. 1993 Chicago, USA 27. 2006 Turku, Finland
2. 1981 Bad Honnef, Germany 15. 1994 Zaragoza, Spain 28. 2007 Siedlce, Poland
3. 1982 Varenna, Italy 16. 1995 Torino, Italy 29. 2008 Xi’an, China
4. 1983 Toulouse, France 17. 1996 Osaka, Japan 30. 2009 Paris, France
5. 1984 Aarhus, Denmark 18. 1997 Toulouse, France 31. 2010 Braga, Portugal
6. 1985 Espoo, Finland 19. 1998 Lisbon, Portugal 32. 2011 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
7. 1986 Oxford, UK 20. 1999 Williamsburg, USA 33. 2012 Hamburg, Germany
8. 1987 Zaragoza, Spain 21. 2000 Aarhus, Denmark 34. 2013 Milano, Italy
9. 1988 Venice, Italy 22. 2001 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 35. 2014 Tunis, Tunisia
10. 1989 Bonn, Germany 23. 2002 Adelaide, Australia 36. 2015 Brussels, Belgium
11. 1990 Paris, France 24. 2003 Eindhoven, The Nederlands 37. 2016 Torun, Poland
12. 1991 Aarhus, Denmark 25. 2004 Bologna, Italy 38. 2017 Zaragoza, Spain
13. 1992 Sheffield, UK 26. 2005 Miami, USA 39. 2018 Bratislava, Slovakia

Other Major Activities of the Petri Net Community

Petri Net Newsletter

The newsletter is published twice a year by the Special Interest Group on Petri Nets and Related System Models of the Gesellschaft für Informatik. It contains articles, surveys, and state-of-the-art reports. Also, it contains work-in-progress papers, all kinds of announcements, programs and reports on meetings and activities, information on theses and new books, and abstracts of recent publications.

The executive editor is Robert Lorenz . Further information, as well as subscriptions forms, can be obtained from the Petri Net Newsletter website.

Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency (ToPNoC)

ToPNoC is published by Springer-Verlag as a journal subline in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). ToPNoC contains revised versions of some of the best papers from workshops and tutorials at the annual Petri Net Conferences, special sections/issues within particular subareas, and papers submitted directly to ToPNoC. For more information about ToPNoC please contact the editor-in-chief: Maciej Koutny

Advanced Courses on Petri Nets

These courses are organized periodically in order to present the progress in Petri Net research and applications. The 5th Advanced Course took place in Rostock, Germany, September 13 –24, 2010. Previously there have been Advanced Courses in Hamburg 1979, Bad Honnef 1986, Dagstuhl 1996 and Eichstätt 2003. The material from the last course has been published by Springer-Verlag as a special volume of ToPNoC.

Petri Net WWW and Petri Net Mailing

These electronic services are used to disseminate announcements, questions, bibliographies, tool information, addresses, and all other kinds of Petri Net-related information. The services are maintained by the TGI group at University of Hamburg, Germany. More information can be obtained at the following addresses:

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