The PeMod workshop addresses trends in modeling as one of the most important activities in informatics by comparing developments in modeling in general and in Petri nets specifically. Modeling comprises techniques, methods and tools to describe, analyze and build software systems which under recent trends have to address characteristics such as: distribution, concurrency, correctness, maintainability, completeness, mobility, flexibility, adaptability, etc. of systems.
In particular, new paradigms such as Internet of Things, Internet of Events, enable new, more dynamic and flexible processes, applications, and systems whose design will depend on the modeling techniques and their related abilities to cover essential features of resulting systems. Flexibility within models of such systems and to options for adaptation will be of special interest for this workshop.
Various fields in informatics developed proven solutions for modeling systems with these characteristics, though not necessarily in an integrated way. Petri nets on the other hand provide concepts for several of these characteristics. Especially high-level Petri nets encompass features, which are highly relevant in modeling and new features are especially developed for Petri nets to model flexible, complex systems, processes, and applications.
The overall objective of this workshop is to facilitate the exchange between various fields of informatics regarding modeling of complex systems in general and Petri nets specifically. Therefore also contributions which address a specific topic are invited as long as they relate to Petri nets or modeling in general, including topics such as process mining, meta modeling, self-adaption, simulation models, optimization, verification, validation, etc.
Usually Petri net models and models of other modeling techniques have a fixed structure. Ideas how to overcome this will be of high interest and will lead to interesting discussions during the workshop, by addressing the following questions:
Overall the workshop addresses five large fields:
What can be learned from the wide experience of the modeling and the Petri net community?
What are the challenges for modeling and what are those for Petri nets that need to be addressed by the related communities?
What concepts are required to cover new kinds of social interaction (via the Internet and IoT (Internet of Things))?
Which features of (high-level) Petri nets and other modeling techniques will survive and which new ones will evolve?
How can Petri nets or other modeling techniques be used to directly produce executable systems?
Which methodologies are the best for developing the upcoming systems to address the requests coming from new systems?
In all fields theoretical, practical and applied issues will be of interest.
The workshop shall be a forum for those interested in modeling and Petri nets.
Both academics and practitioners can contribute and learn from such a meeting.
The impact of Petri nets on modeling
The impact of modeling as a discipline on Petri nets
Mutual dependencies of modeling and Petri nets
The role of application areas on modeling and Petri nets
The workshop PeMod'18 (Petri Nets and Modeling) will take place as a satellite event of Modellierung 2018.
The language of the workshop is English.
Information about how to reach the workshop / conference site and
about hotels can be found at the
Modellierung 2018 Venue pages.