Applications of Membrane Computing

  • Gabriel Ciobanu
  • Gheorghe Păun
  • Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez

Part of the Natural Computing Series book series (NCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction to Membrane Computing

    1. Gheorghe Păun
      Pages 1-42
  3. Bio-applications

    1. Ioan I. Ardelean, Daniela Besozzi, Max H. Garzon, Giancarlo Mauri, Sujoy Roy
      Pages 43-81
    2. Luca Bianco, Federico Fontana, Giuditta Franco, Vincenzo Manca
      Pages 83-128
    3. Taishin Yasunobu Nishida
      Pages 181-202
    4. Yasuhiro Suzuki, Hiroshi Tanaka
      Pages 203-214
  4. Computer Science Applications

    1. Artiom Alhazov, Dragoş Sburlan
      Pages 215-252
    2. Alexandros Georgiou, Marian Gheorghe, Francesco Bernardini
      Pages 253-281
    3. Olivier Michel, Florent Jacquemard
      Pages 283-302
    4. Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez, Alvaro Romero-Jiménez, Fernando Sancho-Caparrini
      Pages 315-346
  5. Applications to Linguistics

    1. Gemma Bel Enguix, Maria Dolores Jiménez López
      Pages 347-388
    2. Radu Gramatovici, Gemma Bel Enguix
      Pages 389-410
  6. Membrane Software

    1. Miguel Angel Gutiérrez-Naranjo, Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez, Agustín Riscos-Núñez
      Pages 411-436
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 437-439

About this book


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.


Biocomputing Bioinspired computing Biologically inspired computing Cell biology Membrane computing Natural computing New computing paradigms P systems automata calculus computer graphics computer science distributed computing modeling optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriel Ciobanu
    • 1
  • Gheorghe Păun
    • 2
  • Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Science of the Romanian AcademyIaşiRomania
  2. 2.Research Group on Natural Computing Department of Computer Science and Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of SevilleSevilleSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25017-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-29937-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-7127
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