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JSW 2011 Vol.6(9): 1779-1786 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.6.9.1779-1786

Internetware Structure Description and Research of the Petri Net Method

Zhijian Wang1, Yuping Hu2, 3, Shaohua Li1, Dingguo Wei1
1Information Science School, Guangdong University of Business Studies, Guanzhou, P.R.China
2Key Lab of E-Business and Information Security, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, P.R.China
3Guangdong Key Lab of Electronic Commerce, Guangdong University of Business Studies, Guanzhou, P.R.China


Abstract—Architecture design and specification is more important than algorithm or data structure establishment for a complex system, existing Architecture Description Languages are difficult to support the complete Internetware developing process. Petri nets describe system graphically and mathematically, provide a way to solve the problems in Internetware description and development. In this paper we investigate Internetware architecture description methods, current application of Petri nets in Internetware and the deficiency; present basic principles to describe Internetware architecture using Petri nets, the possible architecture model and architecture evolution mechanisms; discuss subnet based Web services composition description technologies; present the idea of developing Internetware using Petri nets as a whole process unified model. The Petri net method helps to transfer among different stages of Internetware developing easily; the smooth transition from architecture description to code implementation makes sure a good design can deduce a good realization.

Index Terms—Architecture Description Language (ADL); Software architecture; Unified Modeling Language (UML); Internetware; Petri nets

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Cite: Zhijian Wang, Yuping Hu, Shaohua Li, Dingguo Wei, "Internetware Structure Description and Research of the Petri Net Method," Journal of Software vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 1779-1786, 2011.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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