Factored Planning: From Automata to Petri Nets

Loig Jezequel, Eric Fabre, Victor Khomenko
2013 2013 13th International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design  
Factored planning mitigates the state space explosion problem by avoiding the construction of the state space of the whole system and instead working with the system's components. Traditionally, finite automata have been used to represent the components, with the overall system being represented as their product. In this paper we change the representation of components to safe Petri nets. This allows one to use cheap structural operations like transition contractions to reduce the size of the
more » ... e the size of the Petri net, before its state space is generated, which often leads to substantial savings compared with automata. The proposed approach has been implemented and proven efficient on several factored planning benchmarks.
doi:10.1109/acsd.2013.16 dblp:conf/acsd/JezequelFK13 fatcat:dlgbq2x7ung7hjsr2ewoa7s4g4