A Tool for Automatic Formal Modeling of Railway Interlocking Systems

Oz M. A. N., Sener I., KAYMAKÇI Ö. T., Ustoglu I., CANSEVER G.

International Conference on Computer as a Tool (EUROCON), IEEE, Salamanca, Mexico, 8 - 11 September 2015, pp.26-29 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/eurocon.2015.7313752
  • City: Salamanca
  • Country: Mexico
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-29
  • Keywords: Software tool, Automatic model generation, Interlocking system, Railway, Timed arc Petri net
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


This paper introduces a new software tool, which can be used for automatic generation of Timed Arc Petri Net (TAPN) models from the railway station topology for interlocking systems. The introduced software tool has two components, 'Graphical User Interface' to draw the station topology and 'Application Software' to generate TAPN models from the station topology. TAPN is a highly recommended formal modeling method by the CENELEC EN50128 standard. Generated models, belonging to the station, are stored in an XML file and can be viewed using TAPAAL.