Important dates

Abstract submission

13th January 2021

Paper submission

20th January 2021


5th March 2021


19th March 2021

Main conference

23-25 June 2021

Invited speakers

Serge Abiteboul

Serge Abiteboul

Title: TBA

Luca Bernardinello

Luca Bernardinello

Title: TBA

Jérôme Leroux

Jérôme Leroux

Title: TBA

Call for papers

Call for papers

General topics related to concurrency

  • Model checking and verification of distributed systems
  • Verification of infinite-state or parametric systems
  • Causality/partial order theory of concurrency
  • Educational issues related to concurrency
  • New developments in the theory of concurrency
  • Modelling of hardware and biological systems

Topics specific to Petri Nets

  • Analysis and synthesis, structure and behaviour of nets
  • System design and model-driven development using nets
  • Relationships between Petri nets and other approaches
  • Net-based semantical, logical and algebraic calculi
  • Higher-level net models (coloured nets, timed nets, etc.)
  • Stochastic net models
  • Verification and model checking using nets
  • Process discovery and conformance checking
  • Computer tools for nets
  • Standardisation of nets
  • Experience reports describing applications of nets to different kinds of systems and application fields, e.g.:
    • flexible manufacturing systems
    • office automation
    • real-time systems
    • workflows
    • embedded systems
    • process mining
    • biological systems
    • supervisory control
    • health and medical systems
    • protocols and networks
    • environmental systems
    • Internet and web services
    • hardware
    • e-commerce and trading
    • telecommunications
    • programming languages
    • railway networks
    • performance evaluation
    • component based development
    • operations research


Format and submission

Springer LNCS


The language of the conference is English, and its proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Papers presenting original research on application or theory of Petri nets, as well as contributions addressing topics relevant to the general field of distributed and concurrent systems are sought. All accepted papers will be considered for an "Outstanding Paper" award. Authors of selected papers presented at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version that will be further reviewed for inclusion into a special issue of Fundamenta Informaticae.

Paper Submission and categories

Two kinds of papers can be submitted:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Papers must be written in English using the Springer LNCS format and submitted electronically (as a PDF file) by the deadline indicated at the top of this Call for Papers using EasyChair.

We strongly encourage authors to add line numbers to their submitted paper (for example using the LaTeX lineno package).
Also, you may want to use the LaTeX package cleveref taking care automatically of all your references (to sections, theorems…), as well as the hyperref package that produces hypertext links in your PDF document.

Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.


Program committee

General chairs

Workshops and tutorial chairs

Tool demonstration chairs

Steering committee

Satellite events

The main satellite events of Petri Nets are:


Coming some day


Coming some day
Petri Nets 2021 hosts as a satellite the International Workshop on Petri Nets and Software Engineering (PNSE 2021), on 21-22 June 2021 in the same location.

Venue: Université Sorbonne Paris Nord