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Petri net approaches to deadlock modeling and resolution in automated manufacturing.

Fanti, Maria Pia; Zhou, MengChu

In: Proceedings of the second IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC'02), October 6-9, 2002, Hammamet, Tunisia, Volume 3. IEEE Computer Society Press, October 2002.

Abstract: As more and more producers move to use flexible and agile manufacturing as a way to keep them in a competitive edge, the investigations on deadlock resolution in automated manufacturing have received much attention for a decade. Deadlock and related blocking phenomena often lead to catastrophic results in automated manufacturing systems (AMS). Their efficient handling becomes a necessary condition for a system to gain high productivity. This paper presents a comprehensive survey of deadlock control methods for AMS in a framework of Petri nets (PN). It recalls the updated results in the areas of deadlock prevention, detection and recovery, and avoidance.

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