Call for Participation (Petri Nets and Intelligent Systems)

Luigi Portinale (portinal@di.unito.it)
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 04:39:54 +0200 (MET DST)

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

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APPLICATION OF PETRI NETS TO INTELLIGENT SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

A workshop within the 20th International Conference on Applications
and Theory of Petri Nets (21-25 June, 1999 Williamsburg, VA, USA)

Workshop date: June 22, 1999

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ORGANIZERS:

Luigi Portinale
Dipartimento di Informatica
Universita' di Torino (ITALY)

Robert Valette
LAAS-CNRS
Toulouse (FRANCE)

Du Zhang
Department of Computer Science
California State University, Sacramento (USA)

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION.

The application of Petri Nets to the development of Intelligent Systems (IS)
has been receiving an increasing attention, since there are many fundamental
problems addressed by Artificial Intelligence for which Petri Net formalism
has played or will play an important role.

Petri nets have already found their way into the development of different
types of intelligent systems. Tasks addressed by
these systems include: planning, scheduling, diagnosis,
supervision and monitoring of discrete systems,
uncertain or vague knowledge representation,
knowledge base design and verification,
distributed agents cooperation, etc...

Petri nets offer a very effective framework in dealing with various
issues of intelligent system development for two main reasons:

- the net model can be interpreted as a clear and well-defined
knowledge representation language for the task at hand;

- analysis techniques can be exploited as reasoning mechanisms to
perform the given task.

Finally, recent advances in the development of intelligent agent systems
in the INTERNET/INTRANET and WEB environments open new opportunities
for using Petri Nets techniques in both the design and the analysis
of such cutting-edge applications.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and people
from industry from both Petri Nets and IS communities
who are involved in the study and development of flexible intelligent
systems. The main goal is to provide a forum where different experiences
and points of views on intelligent system development can be discussed
and shared among workshop participants.

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ACCEPTED PAPERS

1) I. Jarkass, M. Rombaut; Place oriented evolution of a belief Petri net

2) T. Hirai; An application of a temporal linear logic to timed Petri nets

3) S. Medeiros, G. Xexeo, J.M. de Souza; Designing GIS workflow using fuzzy
Petri nets

4) N. Hameurlain, C. Hanachi, C. Sibertin-Blanc; Generating mobile agents
behaviours from declarative specifications

5) M.V. Costa Miranda, A. Perkusich; Modeling and analysis of a
multi-agent system using colored Petri nets

6) O.F. Rana, C. Biancheri; A model of the meeting design pattern for
distributed agent systems

7) G.S. Hura, C. Zhou; Object structure modeling and matching using
Petri nets

8) Z. Suraj; Petri nets and rough sets in controller design

9) T. Miyamoto, S. Kumagai; A multi agent net model and the realization
of software environment

10) V.V. Bulitko, D.C Wilkins; Damage control domain: using Petri
nets for intelligent scheduling

11) Y. Zhou, T. Murata, T. deFanti; Modeling and analysis of collaborative
virtual environments by using extended fuzzy-timing Petri nets

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REGISTRATION

Information about registration can be found at
http://www.cs.wm.edu/pn99/registration.html
Deadline for early registration is MAY 21

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IMPORTANT DATES

- Speaker registration May 14, 1999
- Early registration May 21, 1999
- Workshop: June 22, 1999

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Working Notes will be distributed at the workshop.

Further information about the workshop are available via:

- "Announcements of Events" on the Petri Net WWW pages
http://www.daimi.aau.dk/PetriNets/annce
- "Petri Nets '99 WWW pages"
http://www.cs.wm.edu/pn99/
- "Workshop WWW page"
http://www.di.unito.it/~portinal/ispn.html

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