Call for Papers and Announcement

Petri Nets 2010


Braga, Portugal, June 21-25, 2010

Additional information about the conference will be published via

Contact e-mail:

In 2010 the conference will be co-located with ACSD 2010.

Important Dates:
Submission of Papers:January 5, 2010
Notification:March 1, 2010
Final Version Due:April 1, 2010
Workshops & Tutorials: June 21-22, 2010
Conference:June 23-25, 2010

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.

Some of the best papers accepted for the conference will be invited as
submissions to a special issue of the Fundamenta Informaticae journal.

The 31st annual international Petri Net conference will be organised by the Universidade do Minho, Portugal and the Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Portugal. Papers presenting original contributions in any area of application and theory of Petri nets are sought. The language of the conference is English.

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

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 or ordinary mail 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, 2010.

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, 2010. The page limit is 20 pages (10 pages for tool papers).

Some of the best papers will be invited for publication in the Fundamenta Informaticae journal. They will be revised, reviewed and copy-edited as ordinary journal papers.

Workshops and Tutorials

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

The Petri Net Course takes place Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. It offers a thorough introduction to Petri Nets and consists of four parts: Basic Net Classes, Coloured Petri Nets, Timed and Stochastic Petri Nets, and Applications of Petri Nets. If all four parts are followed, ECTS credits can be given to PhD students.

The Workshops and Advanced Tutorials take place Monday and Tuesday and 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 is 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 no later than January 5, 2010.

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We invite proposals for workshops and advanced tutorials:

Tool Exhibition

An 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, 2010. 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 Co-Chair Program Committee Co-Chair
Johan Lilius
Åbo Akademi University
Department of Information Technologies
Joukahainengatan 3-5
FIN-20520 Turku
Wojciech Penczek
Institute of Computer Science
Polish Academy of Sciences
01-237 Warsaw
Ordona 21
Phone:+358 40 5440741
Fax:+358 2 215 4732
Phone:+4822 836-28-85, +48501-04-19-79
Fax:+4822 837-65-64
Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chair Workshop and Tutorial Co-Chair
Susanna Donatelli
Universita di Torino
Dipartimento di Informatica
Corso Svizzera 185
I-10149 Torino
Jetty Kleijn
Leiden University
Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science
Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden
The Netherlands
Phone:+39 011 6706746
Fax:+39 011 751603
Phone:+31 71 5277064
Fax:+31 71 5276985
Organising Committee Chair Tools Exhibition Chair
João M. Fernandes
Universidade do Minho
Dept. Informática / CCTC
Campus de Gualtar
P-4710-057 Braga
Ricardo J. Machado
Universidade do Minho
Dept. Sistemas de Informação
Campus de Azurém
P-4800-058 Guimarães
Phone:+351 253604454
Fax:+351 253604471
Phone:+351 253510307
Fax:+351 253510300
Publicity Chair
João Paulo Barros
Instituto Politécnico de Beja
Rua Pedro Soares
Campus do Instituto Politécnico de Beja
Apartado 6155
P-7800-295 Beja
Phone:+351 284314400
Fax:+351 284314401
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Program Committee

M. Bednarczyk, Poland
M. Bonsangue, The Netherlands
R. Bruni, Italy
D. Buchs, Switzerland
P. Chrzastowski-Wachtel, Poland
G. Ciardo, USA
J. Desel, Germany
R. Devillers, Belgium
J.M. Fernandes, Portugal
G. Franceschinis, Italy
Q.W. Ge, Japan
S. Haddad, France
M. Heiner, Germany
R. Janicki, Canada
G. Juhas, Slovak Republic
J. Júlvez, Spain
E. Kindler, Denmark
M. Koutny, UK
L.M. Kristensen, Norway
C. Lakos, Australia
J. Lilius, Finland (co-chair)
C. Lin, China
T. Miyamoto, Japan
D. Moldt, Germany
M. Mukund, India
W. Penczek, Poland (co-chair)
L. Petrucci, France
L. Pomello, Italy
O-H. Roux, France
N. Sidorova, The Netherlands
V. Valero, Spain
A. Valmari, Finland
K. Wolf, Germany
A. Yakovlev, UK

Steering Committee

W. van der Aalst, The Netherlands
J. Billington, Australia
G. Ciardo, USA
J. Desel, Germany
S. Donatelli, Italy
S. Haddad, France
K. Hiraishi, Japan
K. Jensen, Denmark (chair)
J. Kleijn, The Netherlands
M. Koutny, UK
C. Lin, China
W. Penczek, Poland
C.A. Petri, Germany (honorary member)
L. Pomello, Italy
W. Reisig, Germany
G. Rozenberg, The Netherlands
M. Silva, Spain
A. Valmari, Finland
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 100-150 participants - some 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
28. 2007 Siedlce, Poland
29. 2008 Xi'an, China
30. 2009 Paris, France

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 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:

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). The subseries replaces (and continues) the well known subseries called "Advances in Petri Nets". 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 (like some of those which have been published as volumes in "Advances in Petri Nets"), other papers invited for publication in ToPNoC, and papers submitted directly to ToPNoC by their authors. To get more information about ToPNoC please contact the editor-in-chief:

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.

The next Advanced Course will take place in Rostock, Germany, September 13-24, 2010. Karsten Wolf will be course director and head of the local organising committee while Wil van der Aalst, Gianfranco Balbo and Maciej Koutny will be scientific directors. More detailed information about the course will be available on the web page

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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