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On the relationship of CCS and Petri nets. (English) Zbl 0562.68049
Automata, languages and programming, 11th Colloq., Antwerp/Belg. 1984, Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 172, 196-208 (1984).
[For the entire collection see Zbl 0543.00014.]
A translation method of pure CCS [see R. Milner, A calculus of communicating systems (1980; Zbl 0452.68027)] into possibly infinite occurrence nets is defined and it is shown that this translation corresponds to Milner’s CCS semantics. Furthermore, a method for translating a subset of CCS programs into finite marked Petri nets is given, although the problem: ”exactly which subset of CCS is expressible by finite marked nets” is left open.
Reviewer: R.Janicki

MSC:
68Q85 Models and methods for concurrent and distributed computing (process algebras, bisimulation, transition nets, etc.)
68N25 Theory of operating systems
68Q65 Abstract data types; algebraic specification