Executable Specifications of P Systems

  • Oana Andrei
  • Gabriel Ciobanu
  • Dorel Lucanu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3365)

Abstract

This paper presents a natural algebraic specification for the P systems. The specification is executable in Maude, a software system supporting rewriting and equational logic. We define the P system maximal parallel evolution as a specific rewriting strategy in Maude. By extending the Maude rewriting semantics with this strategy, we provide an operational semantics of the P systems. We present few examples of specifying and executing simple P systems, describing how target indications, dissolving and priorities are handled. Moreover, the Maude system allows the verification of various properties of the P systems expressed as linear temporal logic formulas by using a model checker.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oana Andrei
    • 1
  • Gabriel Ciobanu
    • 1
  • Dorel Lucanu
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science“A.I.Cuza” University of IaşiIaşiRomania

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