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About this book
Membrane Computing was introduced as a computational paradigm in Natural Computing. The models introduced, called Membrane (or P) Systems, provide a coherent platform to describe and study living cells as computational systems. Membrane Systems have been investigated for their computational aspects and employed to model problems in other fields, like: Computer Science, Linguistics, Biology, Economy, Computer Graphics, Robotics, etc. Their inherent parallelism, heterogeneity and intrinsic versatility allow them to model a broad range of processes and phenomena, being also an efficient means to solve and analyze problems in a novel way.
Membrane Computing has been used to model biological systems, becoming with time a thorough modeling paradigm comparable, in its modeling and predicting capabilities, to more established models in this area. This book is the result of the need to collect, in an organic way, different facets of this paradigm.
The chapters of this book, together with the web pages accompanying them, present different applications of Membrane Systems to Biology. Deterministic, non-deterministic and stochastic systems paired with different algorithms and methodologies show the full potential of this framework.
The book is addressed to researchers interested in applications of discrete biological models and the interplay between Membrane Systems and other approaches to analyze complex systems.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Applications of Membrane Computing in Systems and Synthetic Biology
Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez
- Series Title Emergence, Complexity and Computation
- Series Abbreviated Title Emergence, Complexity, Computation
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03191-0
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-03190-3
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38097-1
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-03191-0
- Series ISSN 2194-7287
- Series E-ISSN 2194-7295
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVII, 266
- Number of Illustrations 39 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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