Natural Computing Series

Applications of Membrane Computing

Editors: Ciobanu, Gabriel, Pérez-Jiménez, Mario J., Păun, Gheorghe (Eds.)

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Membrane computing is a branch of natural computing which investigates computing models abstracted from the structure and functioning of living cells and from their interactions in tissues or higher-order biological structures. The models considered, called membrane systems (P systems), are parallel, distributed computing models, processing multisets of symbols in cell-like compartmental architectures. In many applications membrane systems have considerable advantages – among these are their inherently discrete nature, parallelism, transparency, scalability and nondeterminism.

In dedicated chapters, leading experts explain most of the applications of membrane computing reported so far, in biology, computer science, computer graphics and linguistics. The book also contains detailed reviews of the software tools used to simulate P systems.

About the authors

The first editor, Gabriel Ciobanu, has considerable experience in natural computing and theoretical computer science, and coedited the Natural Computing series book "Modelling in Molecular Biology" (2004). The second editor initiated the field of membrane computing in 1998; authored in 2002 the Natural Computing series book "Membrane Computing -- An Introduction", the only dedicated book on this topic; and has co-organized and co-edited relevant workshops (e.g., the International Workshop on Membrane Computing 2002) and proceedings. The third editor, Mario J. Perez-Jimenez, has considerable experience in the fields of natural computing, molecular computing, DNA computing, unconventional computing, etc., and recently coorganized the Int. Workshop on Membrane Computing 2004.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction to Membrane Computing

    Păun, Gheorghe

    Pages 1-42

  • P System Models for Mechanosensitive Channels

    Ardelean, Ioan I. (et al.)

    Pages 43-81

  • P Systems for Biological Dynamics

    Bianco, Luca (et al.)

    Pages 83-128

  • Modeling Respiration in Bacteria and Respiration/Photosynthesis Interaction in Cyanobacteria Using a P System Simulator

    Cavaliere, Matteo (et al.)

    Pages 129-158

  • Modeling Cell-Mediated Immunity by Means of P Systems

    Ciobanu, Gabriel

    Pages 159-180

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applications of Membrane Computing
Editors
  • Gabriel Ciobanu
  • Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez
  • Gheorghe Păun
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-29937-0
DOI
10.1007/3-540-29937-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-25017-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06401-2
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 441
Topics