A quick introduction to membrane computing

TitleA quick introduction to membrane computing
Publication TypeJournal Papers
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPaun, G.
Journal TitleJournal of Logic and Algebraic Programming
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Place PublishedNorth Holland
Date Published08/2010

Membrane computing is a branch of natural computing inspired from the architecture and the functioning of biological cells. The obtained computing models are distributed parallel devices, called P systems, processing multisets of objects in the compartments defined by hierarchical or more general arrangements of membranes. Many classes of P systems were investigated – mainly from the point of view of computing power and computing efficiency; also, a series of applications (especially in modeling biological processes) were reported. This note is a short and informal introduction to this research area, introducing a few basic notions, research topics, types of results, and pointing out to some relevant references.

KeywordsNatural computing; Membrane computing; P system; Turing computability
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76/97 - Q4

ISSN Number1567-8326