Marvin Zelkowitz (Ed.)'s Advances in Computers, Vol. 45: Emphasizing Parallel PDF

By Marvin Zelkowitz (Ed.)

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The set of all nodes is V = A U 0 U N . FIG. 4. Example of a CICN net with a potentially anomalous loan approval process model: Or-nodes are represented by white circles. 18 PABLO A. STRAUB AND CARLOS A. , (start, exit) A . , A r l 0 = A n N = 0 f~ N = 0. , R C V x V. Start has no predecessors; exit has no successors. e. Vx E V: start R*x A x R* exit where R * is the reflexive and transitive closure of R. The semantics of CICN can be expressed directly, without the use of Petri nets [ 5 ] . , unlike P/T nets, all nodes and arcs might be marked.

Because thread addition commutes, unless care is taken, attempts at automatic proofs can lead to infinite iteration. 34 0 PABLO A. STRAUB AND CARLOS A. HURTADO threading and the model has no simple control. If they are, one label is kept as a representative and others are deleted, thus the algorithm does not compute full labels but it does compute a threading. Of course, full label sets can be computed if desired; they give details about all possible futures of the computation. The best method is of course to have a small net: this can be accomplished if complex processes are described in terms of simpler processes, analyzing first subprocesses and then the composition of these subprocesses.

In other words, a place e within a process is useless if ( e ,exit) E F where F' is the transitive closure of F. , q ( e ) = a , and e is useless in the process. 2 (Usefulness) A process model is useful if no activity is useless in any of its processes. For example, consider the process model from Fig. 10, whose translation into a Petri net is shown in Fig. 1 la. In one possible process of that net (Fig. 1lb), activity B is useless, hence the process model is not useful. e. places that does not correspond to sockets) in a final marking that is not a deadlock define an overloaded markmg.

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