Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Final Call for Papers - Petri Nets 2017 - Zaragoza, Spain, June 2017 [extended deadlines]

                                                Final Call for Papers


                                               PETRI NETS 2017

                                Zaragoza Spain, June 25-30, 2017



More information:


The deadlines have been extended by one week and are strict!


* January 17, 2017: Abstract submission (strict deadline)

* January 22, 2017 (AoE): Submission of Papers

* March 1, 2017: Notification

* March 15, 2017: Final Version


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The 38th annual international Petri Nets conference will be organised by the Aragón Institute of Engineering Research (I3A), of Zaragoza University, Zaragoza, Spain. The conference will take place at the School of Engineering and Architecture (EINA) of Zaragoza University. The language of the conference is English, and its Proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science.


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. All accepted regular papers will be considered for an Outstanding Paper award. Some of the best papers will be invited, in an extended form, as submissions to a special issue of a well established computer science journal.


Possible topics include, but are not limited to:


- 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 developments in the theory of concurrency

- Modelling of hardware and biological systems

- 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,

  biological systems, health and medical systems, environmental systems,

  hardware telecommunications, railway networks, component-based development,

  office automation, workflows, process mining, supervisory control, protocols

  and networks, Internet and web services, e-commerce and trading, programming

  languages, performance evaluation, operations research


Submissions Guidelines


Two kinds of papers can be submitted:


- regular papers (max 20 pages) describing original results pertaining

  to the development of the theory of Petri nets and distributed and

  concurrent systems in general, new results extending the applicability

  of Petri Nets, or case studies, application and experience reports

  pertinent to the practical use of Petri nets and concurrency.


- tool papers (max 10 pages) describing a computer tool based on Petri

  nets (not an application of the tool or the theory behind the tool).

  The tool should be available for use by other groups (but not necessarily

  for free). The submission should indicate how the reviewers can get access

  to the tool (this must be for free). The tool will be demonstrated in the

  Tool Exhibition, in addition to being presented in a conference talk.


Submitted papers must:


- be contributions that have not been published or submitted to other

  conferences/journals before or in parallel with this conference

- clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the

  results achieved, and the relation to other work

- be in English and in the Springer LNCS-format:

- adhere to the page limit for the relevant category (see above).

- be submitted electronically (as a PDF file) no later than January 10, 2017

  (or January 15 if, an abstract was submitted by January 10).


The title page must:


- contain a short abstract and a classification of the topics covered,

  preferably using the list of topics above.

- clearly indicate whether the paper is submitted as a regular paper or tool paper


Program Committee Chairs


Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Eike Best, Universität Oldenburg, Germany


Workshop and Tutorial Chairs


Wojciech Penczek, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Lars Michael Kristensen, Bergen University College, Norway


Organizing Committee, Tools Exhibition, and Publicity Chairs


José Manuel Colom, Zaragoza University, Spain

Unai Arronategui, Zaragoza University, Spain

Rafael Tolosana-Calasanz, Zaragoza University, Spain


Program Committee


Wil van der Aalst, The Netherlands (co-chair)

Gianfranco Balbo, Italy

Robin Bergenthum, Germany

Eike Best, Germany (co-chair)

Hanifa Boucheneb, Canada

Didier Buchs, Switzerland

Lawrence Cabac, Germany

José Manuel Colom, Spain

Dirk Fahland, The Netherlands

David de Frutos Escrig, Spain

Gilles Geeraerts, Belgium

Henri Hansen, Finland

Petr Jancar, Czech Republic

Ryszard Janicki, Canada

Gabriel Juhas, Slovakia

Fabrice Kordon, France

Lars M. Kristensen, Norway

Hiroshi Matsuno, Japan

Lukacs Mikulski, Poland

Andrew Miner, USA

Daniel Moldt, Germany

G. Michele Pinna, Italy

Pascal Poizat, France

Sylvain Schmitz, France

Pawel Sobocinski, UK

Yann Thierry-Mieg, France

Irina Virbitskaite, Russia

Matthias Weidlich, Germany

Karsten Wolf, Germany



Wil van der Aalst

Eindhoven University of Technology