Timed and Hybrid Petri Nets at Solving Problems of Computational Intelligence


  • František Čapkovič Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava


Agent, computational collective intelligence, cooperation, first-order hybrid Petri nets, flexible manufacturing systems, hybrid Petri nets, place/transition Petri nets, supervision, timed Petri nets, transport systems, workflow


Timed Petri nets (TPN) and hybrid Petri nets (HPN), more precisely first-order HPN (FOHPN), are used here in order to model, analyse and control discrete-event systems (DES) and hybrid systems (HS) of different kinds consisting of cooperating subsystems (modules, agents). Foremost, principles of the particular kinds of Petri nets (PN), including the primary place/transition PN (P/T PN), are explained. Then, two methods of the supervision are introduced. Finally, the corresponding kinds of PN are applied in four case studies in order to solve the problems of modelling, analysing and control. Namely, the throughput of transport systems (rail and road), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) and the workflow (WF) of the evacuation process from an endangered area (EA) are handled.


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Author Biography

František Čapkovič, Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Discrete Processes Modelling and Control The author received his master degree in 1972 from the Electrotechnical Faculty of the Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia. Since 1972 he has been working with the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Bratislava, namely in 1972-1991 at the Institute of Technical Cybernetics, in 1991-2001 at the Institute of Control Theory and Robotics and in 2001 till now at the Institute of Informatics in the department of the Discrete Processes Modelling and Control. In 1980 he received the Ph.D. degree from the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Since 1998 he has been the Associate Professor. He works in the area of modelling, analysing and intelligent control of Discrete-Event Systems (DES) and Hybrid Systems. He is the author of more than 200 publications in book chapters, journals and conference proceedings.




How to Cite

Čapkovič, F. (2016). Timed and Hybrid Petri Nets at Solving Problems of Computational Intelligence. COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS, 34(4), 746–778. Retrieved from https://www.cai.sk/ojs/index.php/cai/article/view/2856