Membrane Computing as a Framework for Bio-modeling (An Informal Glimpse)

  • Gheorghe Păun
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4545)


Membrane computing is a well developed branch of natural computing, having as its goal to abstract computing models from the structure and the functioning of the living cell. A recent vivid direction of investigation in this area is devising models for and carrying out applications in biology/medicine and in other disciplines. We briefly present here the basic ideas of membrane computing, its interest for modeling in biology, as well as some applications.


Turing Machine Natural Computing Target Indication Membrane Computing Basic Data Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gheorghe Păun
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  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, PO Box 1-764, 014700 BucureştiRomania
  2. 2.Research Group on Natural Computing, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Sevilla, Avda. Reina Mercedes s/n, 41012 SevillaSpain

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