A Petri Net based Method for Distributed Process Modelling in Structural Engineering

Rueppel, Uwe GND; Meissner, Udo; Greb, Steffen

The contribution introduces a method for the distributed process modelling in order to support the process orientation in Structural Engineering, i.e., the modelling, analysis and management of planning processes. The approach is based on the Petri Net theory for the modelling of planning processes and workflows in Structural Engineering. Firstly, a central and coarse process model serves as a pre-structuring system for the detailed modelling of the technical planning activities. Secondly, the involved planning participants generate distributed process models with detailed technical workflow information. Finally, these distributed process models will be combined in the central workflow net. The final net is of great importance for the process orientation in Structural Engineering, i.e., the identification, publication, analysis, optimization and finally the management of planning processes.

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Rueppel, Uwe / Meissner, Udo / Greb, Steffen: A Petri Net based Method for Distributed Process Modelling in Structural Engineering. 2004.

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