Important dates
Petri Nets ACSD
Abstract submission January 15, 2016
Papers submission January 15, 2016 January 25, 2016
Notification March 1, 2016 March 15, 2016
Camera ready version March 15, 2016 April 15, 2016
Early registration May 20, 2016     June 6, 2016
Participation in Tool Exhibition June 1, 2016
Workshps & Tutorials June 19-21, 2016
Main Conference June 22-24, 2016

Paper submission

Petri Nets

Two kinds of papers can be submitted:

  • regular papers (max 20 pages) describing original results pertaining to the development of the theory of Petri nets and distributed and concurrent systems in general, new results extending the applicability of Petri Nets, or case studies, application and experience reports pertinent to the practical use of Petri nets and concurrency.
  • tool papers (max 10 pages) describing a computer tool based on Petri nets (not an application of the tool or the theory behind the tool). The tool should be available for use by other groups (but not necessarily for free). The submission should indicate how the reviewers can get access to the tool (this must be for free). The tool will be demonstrated in the Tool Exhibition, in addition to being presented in a conference talk.
Submitted papers must:
  • be contributions that have not been published or submitted to other conferences/journals before or in parallel with this conference.
  • clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the results achieved, and the relation to other work.
  • be in English and in the Springer LNCS-format:
  • adhere to the page limit for the relevant category (see above).
  • be sent electronically (as a PDF file) no later than January 10 (or January 15 if, an abstract was submitted by January 10), 2016 using the easychair website.
The title page must:
  • contain a short abstract and a classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of topics above.
  • clearly indicate whether the paper is submitted as a regular paper or tool paper.
Submissions violating the above requirements may be immediately rejected by the PC Chairs.

Click here to download call for papers and posters: A3 or A1 formats.
Papers can be submitted on EasyChair.


ACSD seeks papers describing original work which has not been previously published and is not under review for publication elsewhere. All files must be prepared using the latest IEEE Computer Society conference proceedings guidelines (8.5" x 11" two-column format). Templates and further instructions are available from the ACSD 2016 web site. The page limit for regular papers is 10 pages.

In addition to regular submissions, there will be a tools section. Tools will be presented at the conference in an interactive session. Related papers describe a tool, its functionality and interfaces as well as the underlying algorithms and implementation aspects. These tool papers are limited to 6 pages.

Conference proceedings will be published on IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Accepted regular and tool papers will be included in the conference proceedings. At least one authors of each accepted contribution is expected to present the paper or tool at the conference, and will be required to sign the IEEE copyright release forms. Several papers will be considered for publication in extended and revised form in a special issue of a journal. All papers have to be submitted via EasyChair:

Click here to download call for papers and posters: A3 or A1 formats.
Papers can be submitted on EasyChair.
IEEE templates can be found on

Workshops & Tutorials

The main conference takes place from Wednesday to Friday. The three days before the main conference also offer a wide range of activities. The Petri Net Course takes place from Sunday to Tuesday. It offers a thorough introduction to Petri nets in four half–day modules on Sunday and Monday, and a full–day tutorial module on Tuesday. For successful participation in the entire course, including preparation and examination, three credit points (ECTS) will be awarded. Each module of the course can also be taken separately, without any credit.

Workshops take place on Monday and Tuesday. On Tuesday there will be two tutorials on applications of Petri nets and/or new developments presented by experts in the area. These tutorials can be followed independently or in combination with the Petri Net Course. Detailed descriptions of Workshops and Tutorials will be made available via the conference web pages.

It is also possible to arrange Meetings and Courses related to Petri Nets. Submissions for such activities must contain a 2–5 page description. They must be received by the PC – chairs via email no later than January 10, 2016.

Tool Exhibition

An exhibition of Petri net tools will take place on Wednesday. It consists of informal demonstrations for small groups/individuals, and there are no scheduled talks. Requests for participation in the tool exhibition must be sent to the Tool Exhibition Chair before June 1, 2016. They should include a link to the web pages for the tool (or a short description of the tool). The demonstrators bring their own machines, while the organizers may be requested to give access to the Internet.