Fully Expanded Tree for Property Analysis of One-Place-Unbounded Petri Nets

Zhijun Ding, Meiqin Pan, Ru Yang, Changjun Jiang, Mengchu Zhou

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This paper proposes a fully expanded tree (FET) approach for one-place-unbounded Petri nets. The FET of a one-place-unbounded Petri net consists of all and only reachable markings from its initial marking. Its applications to liveness and deadlock analysis for such Petri nets are developed. The proposed method has a larger application scope than all the existing methods for them. Several examples are provided to show its superiority over the state-of-the-art methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7434071
Pages (from-to)2574-2585
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Deadlock
  • Petri net
  • discrete event system
  • liveness
  • reachability analysis


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