Introduction. Petri Nets: Basic Concept. Colored Petri Nets. Process-Oriented Petri Net Modeling. Resource-Oriented Petri Net Modeling. Process vs. Resource-Oriented Petri Nets. Flexible and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems. Control of Flexible and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems. Avoidance of Deadlocks and Reduction of Starvation and Blocking in Production. Control and Routing of Automated Guided Vehicle Systems. Control of FMS with Multiple Automated Guided Vehicles. Control of FMS with Multiple Robots. Control of Semiconductor Manufacturing Systems. Modeling and Control of Flexible Assembly/Disassembly Systems. Future Research and Development.
Naiqi Wu is a professor of industrial and systems engineering in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Guangdong University of Technology, People’s Republic of China. MengChu Zhou is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and the director of the Discrete-Event Systems Laboratory at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA.