Call for Papers and Announcement

Petri Nets 2007


Siedlce, Poland, June 25-29, 2007

Additional information about the conference will be published via

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Important Dates:
Submission of Papers:January 5, 2007
Notification:March 1, 2007
Final Version Due:April 1, 2007
Tutorials & Workshops: June 25-26, 2007
Conference:June 27-29, 2007

The deadline for submission of papers is STRICT.
However, if you submit the title page by Jan. 5
it is sufficient to submit the full paper by Jan. 10.

The 28th annual international Petri Net conference and tutorials will be organised by the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Podlasie and Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences. 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

Three kinds of papers can be submitted: 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, 2007.

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 the PC chairs no later than April 1, 2007. The page limit is 20 pages (10 pages for tool papers).

Program Committee Co-Chair
(Theory Papers)
Program Committee Co-Chair
(Application and Tool Papers)
Jetty Kleijn
Leiden University
Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science
P.O. Box 9512
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
Alex Yakovlev
School of EECE
University of Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Phone:+31 71 5277064
Fax:+31 71 5276985
Phone:+44 1912228184
Fax:+44 1912228180
Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chair Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chair
Wil van der Aalst
Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of Computer Science
PO Box 513
NL-5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Jonathan Billington
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
University of South Australia
Mawson Lakes Campus
Mawson Lakes, SA, 5095
Phone:+31 40 247.4295
Fax:+31 40 243.2612
Phone:+618 8302 3940
Fax:+618 8302 3384
Organising Committee Chair Tools Exhibition Chair
Wojciech Penczek
University of Podlasie
Institute of Computer Science
Sienkiewicza 51
08-110 Siedlce
Institute of Computer Science, PAS
Ordona 21
01-237 Warsaw
Wojciech Nabialek
University of Podlasie
Institute of Computer Science
Sienkiewicza 51
08-110 Siedlce
Phone:+48 22 8362841
Fax:+48 25 6442045
Phone:+48 25 6431027
Fax:+48 25 6442045
Publicity Chair
Artur Niewiadomski
University of Podlasie
Institute of Computer Science
Sienkiewicza 51
08-110 Siedlce
Phone:+48 25 6431027
Fax:+48 25 6442045

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, 2007.

We invite proposals for workshops and tutorials for the 2008 conference.

Tool Exhibition

A 2-3 hour exhibition of Petri net tools takes place Tuesday or Wednesday evening. 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 before June 1, 2007. They should 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.

Program Committee

J. Billington, Australia
D. Buchs, Switzerland
J.M. Colom, Spain
R. Devillers, Belgium
S. Donatelli, Italy
J.C.A. de Figueiredo, Brazil
G. Franceschinis, Italy
L. Gomes, Portugal
B. Haverkort, The Netherlands
X. He, USA
K. van Hee, The Netherlands
M. Heiner, Germany
K. Hiraishi, Japan
C. Jard, France
G. Juhas, Slovak Republic
P. Kemper, USA
V. Khomenko, UK
J. Kleijn, The Netherlands (co-chair)
L.M. Kristensen, Denmark
J. Lilius, Finland
C. Lin, China
R. Lorenz, Germany
P. Moreaux, France
W. Penczek, Poland
L. Petrucci, France
M. Pinna, Italy
L. Pomello, Italy
L. Recalde, Spain
T. Ushio, Japan
R. Valk, Germany
F. Vernadat, France
K. Wolf, Germany
A. Yakovlev, UK (co-chair)

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
A. Yakovlev, UK

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
27. 2006 Turku, Finland

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 editor is: Contributions should be sent to the editor. 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 is 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: Tue Jul 25 14:12:55 CEST 2006