Call for Papers and Announcement

Petri Nets 2006


Turku, Finland, June 26-30, 2006

Additional information about the conference will be published via

Contact e-mail:

In 2006 the Petri Nets conference is co-located with the ACSD'06.

Important Dates:
Submission of Papers
& Tool Presentations:
November 15, 2005
Notification:March 1, 2006
Final Version Due:April 1, 2006
Tutorials & Workshops:June 26-27, 2006
Conference:June 28-30, 2006

The deadline for submission of papers and tool presentations is STRICT.
However, if you submit the title page before Nov. 15 it is sufficient to
submit the full paper/tool presentation before Nov. 22. The title page
must contain a short abstract, classification of the paper, and tell whether
it is a theory paper, application paper, or tool presentation.

The 27th annual international Petri Net conference and tutorials will be organised by Åbo Akademi University, Department 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, 2006.

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 P. S. Thiagarajan no later than April 1, 2006. The page limit is 20 pages.

Program Committee Co-Chair
(Theory Papers)
Program Committee Co-Chair
(Application Papers)
P. S. Thiagarajan
School of computing, NUS
3 Science Drive 2
Singapore 117543
Susanna Donatelli
Università degli Studi di Torino
Dipartimento di Informatica
Corso Svizzera 185
I-10149 Torino
Phone:+65-6874 7998
Fax:+65-6779 4580
Phone:+39 011 6706746
Fax:+39 011 751603
Organising Committee Chair Tools Exhibition Chair
Johan Lilius
Åbo Akademi University
Department of Computer Science
Lemminkäinengatan 14 A
FIN-20540 Turku
Jerker Björkqvist
Åbo Akademi University
Department of Computer Science
Lemminkäinengatan 14 A
FIN-20540 Turku
Phone:+358 40 5440741
Fax:+358 2 215 4732
Phone:+358 2 215 3348
Fax:+358 2 215 4732

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, 2006.

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:

There will be a tool exhibition Wednesday evening 18.00-20.30 combined with a small reception. The tool exhibition replaces the tool demonstrations which usually have taken place the entire week.

Requests for participation in the tool exhibition must be in English. They are sent to the Tool Exhibition chair Jerker Björkqvist before May 15. They must include a link to the web pages for the tool (or a short description of the tool). The demonstrators usually bring their own machines, but the organisers may be requested to give access to the Internet.

The conference web pages will contain a list of all tools in the tool exhibition with links to their home pages. The individual demonstrators are allowed to bring their own material for distribution during the tool exhibition.

Program Committee

J. Billington, Australia
D. Buchs, Switzerland
N. Busi, Italy
G. Ciardo, USA
J.M. Colom, Spain
P. Darondeau, France
S. Donatelli, Italy (co-chair, applications)
G. Franceschinis, Italy
B. Haverkort, The Netherlands
X. He, USA
K. van Hee, The Netherlands
M. Heiner, Germany
J. Hillston, UK
K. Hiraishi, Japan
P. Jancar, Czech Republic
G. Juhas, Germany
M. Koutny, UK
L.M. Kristensen, Denmark
J. Lilius, Finland
M. Mukund, India
W. Penczek, Poland
L. Petrucci, France
L. Pomello, Italy
L. Recalde, Spain
K. Schmidt, Germany
P.S. Thiagarajan, Singapore (co-chair, theory)
T. Ushio, Japan
R. Valk, Germany
F. Vernadat, France

Steering Committee

W. van der Aalst, The Netherlands
J. Billington, Australia
J. Desel, Germany
S. Donatelli, Italy
S. Haddad, France
K. Jensen, Denmark (chair)
H.C.M. Kleijn, The Netherlands
M. Koutny, UK
S. Kumagai, Japan
T. Murata, USA
C.A. Petri, Germany (honorary member)
L. Pomello, Italy
W. Reisig, Germany
G. Rozenberg, The Netherlands
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
26. 2005 Miami, USA

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 March and mid 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 TGI group at University of Hamburg, Germany. More information can be obtained at the following addresses: Last modified: Thu June 09 2005