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A Characterization of Independence for Competing Markov Chains with Applications to Stochastic Petri Nets
July 1994 (vol. 20 no. 7)
pp. 536-544

This paper shows that some of the recently obtained product form results for stochastic Petri nets can be obtained as a special case of a simple exclusion mechanism for the product process of a collection of Markov chains.

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Index Terms:
Petri nets; Markov processes; competing Markov chains; stochastic Petri nets; simple exclusion mechanism; independence; resource sharing
R.J. Boucherie, "A Characterization of Independence for Competing Markov Chains with Applications to Stochastic Petri Nets," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 20, no. 7, pp. 536-544, July 1994, doi:10.1109/32.297942
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