Natural Computing

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 333–343 | Cite as

On simulating cooperative transition P systems in evolution–communication P systems with energy

  • Richelle Ann B. JuayongEmail author
  • Henry N. Adorna


In this paper, we investigate simulations of transition P systems (TP systems) in evolution–communication P systems with energy (ECPe systems). We only focus on TP systems where an object that triggers a cooperative rule also triggers a non-cooperative rule. In this way, the presence of a rule trigger always implies that a rule will be applied. In our constructed ECPe systems, a transition in the TP system is simulated by a k-step computation where k is a factor of the cardinality of the alphabet in the original system. Also, the maximum energy needed for communication rules depends on the number of copies of a trigger in a cooperative rule.


Membrane computing Evolution–communication P systems with energy Transition P systems 



R. Juayong would like to thank the DOST- ERDT Scholarship Program and the DOST-PCIEERD for the HRIDD HRDP grant I-15-0715-2. H. Adorna is funded by a DOST-ERDT research grant and the Semirara Mining Corporation professorial chair of the UP Diliman, College of Engineering and support from the UP Diliman Gawad Tsanselor Award 2015.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Algorithms and Complexity Lab, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of the Philippines Diliman, DilimanQuezon CityPhilippines

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