FAQ about the Petri Nets Mailing Lists
- What is the PetriNets Mailing List?
- This mailing list is for announcements of events, conferences,
workshops, open positions, books, software, etc. Questions can
also be posted and discussions - however lengthy - are also welcome.
- What is the role of the Moderator?
- The moderator ensures that only postings of some relevance and
quality are distributed on the mailing lists. Sometimes the
moderator sent backs a message which needs some improvement
or clarifying. If a message is sent back the moderator will
always send the author suggestions for improvement.
- Why is the PetriNets Mailing List moderated?
- Statistics show that typically 50-150 junk-messages are sent
to the mailing list each month. A junk-message is mostly an
unsolicited commercial which does not have anything to do with
Petri Nets whatsoever. The moderator rejects such messages.
- I am looking for something. May I use the PetriNets mailing list?
- This is a typical situation where the PetriNets mailing list can
be very useful. Please be adviced that you can increase the
likelihood of getting answers of good quality if you compose a
posting of good quality. Try to put yourself in the position of
the reader. Do not make unrealistic assumptions about what the
reader knows. Very general questions will often result in useless
answers or no answers at all.
Suppose you are looking for papers related with Petri Nets and some
interesting topic X. Do you wish to get attention from more people? Try
explaining topic X and put it in your interesting context with Petri Nets.
Try explaining what kind of answers you expect. Remember to state where
you have (unsuccessfully) looked so far, which in this case typically
would be the Petri Nets Bibliography.
Please be specific, concise, and clear.
- Which announcements of conferences, workshops, etc. may I post?
- Announcements of meetings and events which have topics related
somehow with Petri Nets or concurrency in general are likely to be accepted
by the moderator. The moderator will, in case of doubt, ask you for more
details. If the connection with Petri Nets is not that obvious it
would be helpful if you prefix the posting with a clarifying
explanation. Announcements that are most likely to get accepted
are those where it is clear that papers on Petri Nets are within
the scope of the meeting. For instance, as a programme committee
member, would you accept a paper on Petri Nets for the meeting in
- Which formats can be used in postings?
- Plain text which is immediately readable by most people and mail
clients. For instance, we do not distribute TeX/LaTeX, PostScript,
PDF, binary, HTML, Binhex, or similar encodings. In this way we
also ensure that archived postings are easily searchable, and that
the reader does not need to install/use addition software.
- How may I announce a newly published paper?
- Please do not send the paper itself to the PetriNets mailing
list. It will be rejected immediately (cf. the question above).
There are several announcement alternatives we recommend:
If your paper really is of general interest for the Petri Nets
community you may consider to make the paper available online
as an exposition method supplementing the two mentioned above.
An announcement posted to the PetriNets mailing list should
include information on why you think people should read the paper
and how they can access it online.
- What is the language of postings?
- The language of the mailing lists is English. However, there is one
exception: Announcement of events, such as conferences, workshops, etc,
are allowed to be in the same language as the event, provided that the
posting includes a summary in English.
- Why don't I receive any postings?
- E-mail addresses which fail through a period of 2-3 weeks are taken
off the list. It may also be the case that the list have been silent
for a period. If in doubt you can view the
archive of postings
to check if you have received all postings. In case you see many
postings on this list which you have not received, then your
e-mail address has probably been removed. Try resubscribing.
- Why do I get mail error messages after my posting has been distributed on the list?
- We include the fields "Return-Path:" and "Errors-To:" in the mail
header such that error messages are sent to us and not to the
author of the posting. However, in some cases the receiving mailer
ignores these fields and may send an error message back to the
author. If you get such an error message please forward it, with
all mail headers included, to the
- Why is the subject prefixed with "(PN)"?
- All postings distributed on the lists are prefixed with a string
which is easy to identify for automatic mail sorters.
"(PN)" is the prefix for the PetriNets mailing list.
(When posting it is not necessary to include the prefix yourself
as it is done automatically.)
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