Theoretical Distributed Computing Meets Biology: A Review
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- Feinerman O., Korman A. (2013) Theoretical Distributed Computing Meets Biology: A Review. In: Hota C., Srimani P.K. (eds) Distributed Computing and Internet Technology. ICDCIT 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7753. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
In recent years, several works have demonstrated how the study of biology can benefit from an algorithmic perspective. Since biological systems are often distributed in nature, this approach may be particularly useful in the context of distributed computing. As the study of algorithms is traditionally motivated by an engineering and technological point of view, the adaptation of ideas from theoretical distributed computing to biological systems is highly non-trivial and requires a delicate and careful treatment. In this review, we discuss some of the recent research within this framework and suggest several challenging future directions.
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