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In the last fifteen years, several research efforts have been directed towards the representation and the analysis of metabolic pathways by using Petri nets. The goal of this paper is twofold. First, we discuss how the knowledge about metabolic pathways can be represented with Petri nets. We point out the main problems that arise in the construction of a(More)
Performance engineering plays a pivotal role in the successful design of software system and the software development process. Stochastic modelling has been widely applied to predict and evaluate or estimate system performance. We consider the specification of models in terms of compositions of simpler components and their efficient solution. Various(More)
In this paper we provide a general method to derive product-form solutions for stochastic models. We take inspiration from the Reversed Compound Agent Theorem and we provide a different formulation using labeled automata, a generalization which encompasses a bigger class of product-form solutions, and a new proof based on the solution of the system of(More)
We propose a probabilistic, energy-aware, broadcast calculus for the analysis of mobile ad-hoc networks. The semantics of our model is expressed in terms of Segala's probabilistic automata driven by schedulers to resolve the nondeterministic choice among the probability distributions over target states. We develop a probabilistic observational congruence(More)
In queueing networks with blocking, stations wishing to transmit customers to a full queue are blocked and need to take alternative action on completing a service. In general, product-forms, i.e. separable solutions for such a network's equilibrium state probabilities, do not exist but some product-forms have been obtained over the years in special cases,(More)