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J. Billington, G.R. Wheeler, M.C. WilburHam, "PROTEAN: A HighLevel Petri Net Tool for the Specification and Verification of Communication Protocols," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 301316, March, 1988.  
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@article{ 10.1109/32.4651, author = {J. Billington and G.R. Wheeler and M.C. WilburHam}, title = {PROTEAN: A HighLevel Petri Net Tool for the Specification and Verification of Communication Protocols}, journal ={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering}, volume = {14}, number = {3}, issn = {00985589}, year = {1988}, pages = {301316}, doi = {http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/32.4651}, publisher = {IEEE Computer Society}, address = {Los Alamitos, CA, USA}, }  
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TY  JOUR JO  IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering TI  PROTEAN: A HighLevel Petri Net Tool for the Specification and Verification of Communication Protocols IS  3 SN  00985589 SP301 EP316 EPD  301316 A1  J. Billington, A1  G.R. Wheeler, A1  M.C. WilburHam, PY  1988 KW  graphical interfaces; interactive simulation; specification languages; PROTEAN; highlevel Petri net tool; specification; verification; communication protocols; numerical Petri nets; textual interfaces; exhaustive reachability analysis; directed graph analysis; finite state machines; engineering workstation; directed graphs; finite automata; protocols; software tools VL  14 JA  IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering ER   
The PROTEAN protocol emulation and analysis computer aid is presented. It is based on a formal specification technique called numerical Petri nets (NPNs), and provides both graphical (color) and textual interfaces to the protocol designer. NPN specifications may be created, stored, appended to other NPNs, structured, edited, listed, displayed, and analyzed. Interactive simulation, exhaustive reachability analysis, and several directed graph analysis facilities are described. Specification languages are compared, with concentration on extended finite state machines and highlevel Petri nets. Both the NPN and PROTEAN facilities are described and illustrated with a simple example. The application of PROTEAN to complex examples is mentioned briefly. Work towards a comprehensive protocol engineering workstation is also discussed.
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