Call for Papers and Announcement

Petri Nets 2005


Miami, Florida, June 20-25, 2005

Additional information about the conference will be published via

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Important Dates:
Submission of Papers
& Tool Presentations:
November 15, 2004
Notification:March 1, 2005
Final Version Due:April 1, 2005
Tutorials & Workshops:June 20, 21 and 25, 2005
Conference:June 22-24, 2005

The 26th annual international Petri Net conference and tutorials will be organised by Florida International University, School of Computer Science. Papers presenting original contributions in any area of application and theory of Petri nets are sought. The language of the conference is English.


System design and verification using nets,
Analysis and synthesis, structure and behaviour of nets,
Relationships between net theory and other approaches,
Causality/partial order theory of concurrency,
Net-based semantical, logical and algebraic calculi,
Symbolic net representation (graphical or textual),
Computer tools for nets,
Experience with using nets, case studies,
Educational issues related to nets,
Higher-level net models,
Timed and stochastic nets,
Standardisation of nets,
Applications of nets to different kinds of systems and application fields, e.g.: flexible manufacturing systems, real-time systems, embedded systems, defence systems, biological systems, health and medical systems, environmental systems, hardware structures, telecommunications, railway networks, office automation, workflows, supervisory control, protocols and networks, Internet, e-commerce and trading, programming languages, performance evaluation, operations research.

The conference takes place under the auspices of EATCS and GI SIG "Petri Nets and Related System Models".

Paper Submissions

Submissions for papers must: The title page must: Submissions received too late and submissions sent by fax will be immediately rejected. The same will happen with papers which are not in English or exceed the page limit. Authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection by March 1, 2005.

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The final camera-ready version of accepted papers must be received by Philippe Darondeau no later than April 1, 2005. The page limit is 20 pages.

Program Committee Co-Chair
(Theory Papers)
Program Committee Co-Chair
(Application Papers)
Philippe Darondeau
Campus de Beaulieu
F-35042 Rennes Cedex
Gianfranco Ciardo
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of California, Riverside
310 Surge Building
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone:+33 2-99-84-72-80
Fax:+33 2-99-84-71-71
Phone:+1 909-787-2281
Fax:+1 909-787-4643
Organising Committee Chair Tools Demonstration Chair
Xudong He
Florida International University
School of Computer Science
University Park
Miami, FL 33199
Shu-Ching Chen
Florida International University
School of Computer Science
University Park
Miami, FL 33199
Phone:+1 305-348-1831
Fax:+1 305-348-3549
Phone:+1 305-348-3480
Fax:+1 305-348-3549

Tutorials and Workshops

The conference takes place Wednesday to Friday. However, the surrounding days also offer a large variety of Petri net activities.

The Introductory Tutorial is offered to participants who have little or no prior experience with Petri nets. The talks give an overview of the area, and they will help new-comers to understand the basic ideas in many of the conference contributions. The Advanced Tutorials and Workshops are offered to those who already have some knowledge of Petri nets. They are divided into several strands covering different subjects. A detailed description of the tutorials and workshops will be available via the conference Web pages.

Finally, it will be possible to arrange meetings for different groups, e.g., participants in international Petri net projects. It will also be possible to arrange small educational courses, e.g., with respect to some of the Petri net tools. Submissions for such activities must contain a 2-5 page description. They must be received by one of the PC-chairs no later than January 15, 2005.

Tools for Petri Nets

As part of the conference, there will be an exhibition of computer tools for Petri nets together with a limited number of tool presentations, i.e., talks about tools. For tool presentations a rotation principle will be enforced. This means that the same tool cannot be presented year after year -- unless it has been significantly enhanced.

Submissions for tool presentations must:

Submissions for tool demonstrations must: Participants wishing to demonstrate tools are encouraged to bring their own machines, as only a limited number of local machines will be available for this purpose, with limited support for installation.

Program Committee

L. Bernardinello, Italy
S. Christensen, Denmark
G. Ciardo, USA, co-chair (applications)
J.M. Colom, Spain
P. Darondeau, France, co-chair (theory)
L. Gomes, Portugal
R. Gorrieri, Italy
X. He, USA
K. van Hee, The Netherlands
P. Jancar, Czech Republic
G. Juanole, France
G. Juhas, Germany
H. Klaudel, France
J. Kleijn, The Netherlands
M. Koutny, United Kingdom
S. Kumagai, Japan
C. Lakos, Australia
J. Lilius, Finland
D. Moldt, Germany
M. Mukund, India
W. Sanders, USA
P.S. Thiagarajan, Singapore
E. Vicario, Italy
H. Voelzer, Germany
A. Yakovlev, United Kingdom

Steering Committee

W. van der Aalst, The Netherlands
J. Billington, Australia
J. Desel, Germany
S. Donatelli, Italy
S. Haddad, France
K. Jensen, Denmark
H.C.M. Kleijn, The Netherlands
M. Koutny, United Kingdom
S. Kumagai, Japan
T. Murata, USA
C.A. Petri, Germany (honorary member)
L. Pomello, Italy
W. Reisig, Germany
G. Rozenberg, The Netherlands (chair)
M. Silva, Spain

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 150-200 participants - one third of these coming from industry, the rest from universities and research institutions. The conference takes place in the last week of June. The proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag as Lecture Notes in Computer Science (

1. 1980 Strasbourg, France
2. 1981 Bad Honnef, Germany
3. 1982 Varenna, Italy
4. 1983 Toulouse, France
5. 1984 Aarhus, Denmark
6. 1985 Espoo, Finland
7. 1986 Oxford, UK
8. 1987 Zaragoza, Spain
9. 1988 Venice, Italy
10. 1989 Bonn, Germany
11. 1990 Paris, France
12. 1991 Aarhus, Denmark
13. 1992 Sheffield, UK
14. 1993 Chicago, USA
15. 1994 Zaragoza, Spain
16. 1995 Torino, Italy
17. 1996 Osaka, Japan
18. 1997 Toulouse, France
19. 1998 Lisbon, Portugal
20. 1999 Williamsburg, USA
21. 2000 Aarhus, Denmark
22. 2001 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
23. 2002 Adelaide, Australia
24. 2003 Eindhoven, The Netherlands
25. 2004 Bologna, Italy

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 refereed articles, surveys and state-of-the-art reports. Moreover, 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 editors are: Contributions should be sent to one of the editors. Deadlines are mid of March and mid of September. Further information as well as subscription forms can be obtained from the editors or from the Petri Net Newsletter web site:

Advances in Petri Nets

The Advances in Petri Nets series is published by Springer-Verlag as Lecture Notes in Computer Science ( The volumes are edited by G. Rozenberg. The intention of this series is to present the most significant recent results in the application and theory of Petri Nets to the broad computer science community. Each volume of Advances is devoted to a specific research area. To get more information about Advances please contact:

Advanced Courses on Petri Nets

These courses are organised periodically in order to present the progress in Petri net research and applications. Until now there have been four courses: Hamburg 1979, Bad Honnef 1986, Dagstuhl 1996 and Eichstätt 2003. The material from the courses are published by Springer-Verlag as Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Petri Net WWW and Petri Net Mailing Group

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 CPN group at University of Aarhus, Denmark. More information can be obtained at the following addresses: Last modified: Fri Oct 22 14:50:58 CEST 2004