Oksana O. Suprunenko


Background. The article presents the reasons for constructing a combined approach to simulation of the dynamics of software systems based on WF-nets and evaluative interpretations of Petri nets. The research of interpretations of Petri nets and formal languages with which they are described for their adaptation to modeling the dynamics of software systems is presented.

Objective. Justification of the applicability of the combined approach based on WF-nets and bounded Petrі nets for modeling software systems, determination the characteristics of tools for describing software systems using the Petri nets, additions of block modeling patterns with structures that allow describing the tasks of synchronization, control, cyclic functioning, and their combinations.

Methods. The paper presents the possibility of using Petri nets, which are described by the L-type and the G-type languages in a single model. The structural options for using the constructs of Petri nets with their parameters to ensure the liveness and safety of the formed model are presented and analyzed. A model of the user interface of a distributed system that provides collaborative editing of a document is presented. Using a generalized model for schedule compilation and distribution, the use of patterns in the analysis of the network representation of a model is demonstrated.

Results. Rules for constructing models of software systems that maintain the structural conflict-free and allow you to analyze the parameters of the elements of the model during simulation were proposed.

Conclusions. The article presents the basis for the development of a combined approach for software systems modeling that are based on the combination of WF-nets and bounded Petri nets, which allows taking into account the features of the description of software systems when forming dynamic models.


Software system modeling; Petrі net; WF-net; Formal Petri nets languages; Synchronization tasks


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