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@article{(International Science Index):,
  title    = {A Graphical Environment for Petri Nets INA Tool Based on Meta-Modelling and Graph Grammars},
  author    = {Raida El Mansouri and  Elhillali Kerkouche and  Allaoua Chaoui},
  country   = {},
  abstract  = {The Petri net tool INA is a well known tool by the
Petri net community. However, it lacks a graphical environment to
cerate and analyse INA models. Building a modelling tool for the
design and analysis from scratch (for INA tool for example) is
generally a prohibitive task. Meta-Modelling approach is useful to
deal with such problems since it allows the modelling of the
formalisms themselves. In this paper, we propose an approach based
on the combined use of Meta-modelling and Graph Grammars to
automatically generate a visual modelling tool for INA for analysis
purposes. In our approach, the UML Class diagram formalism is
used to define a meta-model of INA models. The meta-modelling
tool ATOM3 is used to generate a visual modelling tool according to
the proposed INA meta-model. We have also proposed a graph
grammar to automatically generate INA description of the
graphically specified Petri net models. This allows the user to avoid
the errors when this description is done manually. Then the INA tool
is used to perform the simulation and the analysis of the resulted INA
description. Our environment is illustrated through an example.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Computer, Electrical, Automation, Control and Information Engineering},  volume    = {2},
  number    = {8},
  year      = {2008},
  pages     = {2647 - 2651},
  ee        = {},
  url       = {},
  bibsource = {},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 20, 2008},