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A Petri Net Based Environment for the Design of Event-Driven Interfaces.

Bastide, R.; Palanque, Ph.

In: Proceeding of the 16th International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets, Turin, June 1995., pages 66-83. 1995.

Abstract: Modern window-based user interfaces are actually a special kind of reactive system, and Petri nets may be fruitfully used to design such user-computer dialogues. This paper describes a software engineering tool aimed at supporting the use of high-level Petri nets for the specification, design and implementation of user interfaces in an event-driven interface system. We assess the rationale for the use Petri nets in such a perspective. We then detail the object-oriented software architecture of the environment, and present an original algorithm for interpreting high-level Petri nets in an event-driven environment.

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