33rd International Conference on
Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency

For full details, please have a look at the Call for Papers.

The 33rd annual international Petri Net conference will take place in Hamburg from June 25th to 29th, 2012. The language of the conference is English, and its proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. All accepted papers will be considered for the "Outstanding Paper" award(s). Papers presenting original research on application or theory of Petri nets, as well as contributions addressing topics relevant to the general field of distributed and concurrent systems are sought.

Topics specific to Petri Nets

  • System design using nets
  • Analysis and synthesis, structure and behaviour of nets
  • Relationships between Petri Nets and other approaches
  • Net-based semantical, logical and algebraic calculi
  • Symbolic net representation (graphical or textual)
  • Computer tools for nets
  • Experience with using nets, case studies
  • Higher-level net models
  • Timed and stochastic nets
  • Standardisation of nets
  • Experience reports describing 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
    • telecommunications
    • railway networks
    • office automation
    • workflows
    • supervisory control
    • protocols and networks
    • Internet
    • e-commerce and trading
    • programming languages
    • performance evaluation
    • operations research

General topics related to concurrency

  • Model checking and verification of distributed systems
  • Verification of infinite-state or parametric systems
  • Causality/partial order theory of concurrency
  • Educational issues related to concurrency
  • New issues and developments in the theory of concurrency
  • Modelling of hardware and biological systems


LNCS cover

The conference proceedings of Petri Nets 2012 are now available as book in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series of the Springer Verlag with the volume number 7347 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31131-4).

Paper Submissions

Two kinds of papers can be submitted:

The website for electronical submissions is:

The full set of requirements and guidelines for submissions is given in the Call for Papers.

More Activities

While the conference takes place from Wednesday to Friday, the days before the conference also offer a wide range of activities:

Last, but not least, the Petri Nets conference is co-located with the 12th International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design (ACSD 2012).

Important Dates

Submission of Papers: January 10, 2012
Notification: March 1, 2012
Final Version Due: April 1, 2012
Participation in Tools Exhibition: June 1, 2012
Workshops & Tutorials: June 25–26, 2012
Conference: June 27–29, 2012

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