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

Workshop date: 22 June, 1999


Luigi Portinale
Robert Valette
Dipartimento di Informatica
Universita' di Torino (ITALY)
Toulouse (France)
Du Zhang
Computer Science Department
California State University, Sacramento (USA)
NEW:List of accepted papers


General Information Submission Camera-Ready Deadlines Registration Other Info

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

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.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Types of desirable contributions include:


Authors are invited to send a Postscript file of a paper in LNCS style (max. 8 pages) by e-mail to ispn@di.unito.it with Subject: submission.
The deadline for submission is April 6, 1999.
Templates for LNCS style can be obtained at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html (either for LaTex or Word)

Papers must be in English and must clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the results achieved and the relation to other works.

Guidelines for camera-ready preparation.

The camera-ready for accepted papers must be prepared by following LNCS style.
Final papers must be a maximum of 12 pages and must be e-mailed as Postscript files to ispn@di.unito.it by May 14 (with Subject: CR Copy ).

In addition one hardcopy must be sent to the following address:

Luigi Portinale

Dipartimento di Informatica - Universita' di Torino
C.so Svizzera 185 - 10149 Torino (ITALY)
tel: +39 0116706711 fax: +39 011751603
e-mail: portinal@di.unito.it

The use of an express courier is recommended.

Important Dates

Submission of the paper: April 6, 1999
Notification of acceptance/rejection:  April 20, 1999
Camera-ready submission:  May 14, 1999
Workshop: June 22, 1999


Registration information can be found at the following WWW page: http://www.cs.wm.edu/pn99/registration.html
At least one author of each accepted paper has to register by the deadline of MAY 14.

Other Information

Working Notes will be distributed at the workshop.

Information about the present workshop can also be obtained via:

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Last update: April 29, 1999