Processes Inspired by the Functioning of Living Cells: Natural Computing Approach
Natural Computing (cf., e.g., [12,13]) is concerned with human-designed computing inspired by nature as well as with computation taking place in nature, i.e., it investigates models, computational techniques, and computational technologies inspired by nature as well as it investigates, in terms of information processing, phenomena/processes taking place in nature.
Examples of the first strand are evolutionary, neural, molecular, and quantum computation, while examples of the second strand are investigations into the computational nature of self-assembly, the computational nature of developmental processes and the computational nature of biochemical reactions. Obviously, the two research strands are not disjoint.
KeywordsReaction System Biochemical Reaction Computational Technique Formal Framework Ical Computer
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