We prove several decidability and undecidability results for ν-PN, an extension of P/T nets with pure name creation and name management. We give a simple proof of undecidability of reachability, by reducing reachability in nets with inhibitor arcs to it. Thus, the expressive power of ν-PN strictly surpasses that of P/T nets. We encode ν-PN into Petri Data Nets, so that coverability, termination and boundedness are decidable. Moreover, we obtain Ackermann-hardness results for all our decidable decision problems. Then we consider two properties, width-boundedness and depth-boundedness, that factorize boundedness. Width-boundedness has already been proven to be decidable. Here we prove that its complexity is also non primitive recursive. Then we prove undecidability of depth-boundedness. Finally, we prove that the corresponding "place version" of all the boundedness problems are undecidable for ν-PN. These results carry over to Petri Data Nets.
Abstract. We present a study of the notion of coalgebraic simulation introduced by Hughes and Jacobs. Although in their original paper they allow any functorial order in their definition of coalgebraic simulation, for the simulation relations to have good properties they focus their attention on functors with orders which are strongly stable. This guarantees a so-called "composition-preserving" property from which all the desired good properties follow. We have noticed that the notion of strong stability not only ensures such good properties but also "distinguishes the direction" of the simulation. For example, the classic notion of simulation for labeled transition systems, the relation "p is simulated by q", can be defined as a coalgebraic simulation relation by means of a strongly stable order, whereas the opposite relation, "p simulates q", cannot. Our study was motivated by some interesting classes of simulations that illustrate the application of these results: covariant-contravariant simulations and conformance simulations.
The definition of SOS formats ensuring that bisimilarity on closed terms is a congruence has received much attention in the last two decades. For dealing with open terms, the congruence is usually lifted from closed terms by instantiating the free variables in all possible ways; the only alternatives considered in the literature are Larsen and Xinxin's context systems and Rensink's conditional transition systems. We propose an approach based on tile logic, where closed and open terms are managed uniformly, and study the `bisimilarity as congruence' property for several tile formats, accomplishing different concepts of open system
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