Membrane Computing at Twelve Years(Back to Turku)

  • Gheorghe Păun
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6714)


The talk is a quick introduction to membrane computing, by briefly presenting twelve basic ideas (in the development of which the author was involved - several other ideas deserve to be mentioned), with some emphasis on two recently investigated notions, the spiking neural P systems (SN P systems, for short), inspired from neural biology, and the dP systems, a distributed class of P systems (initially introduced for so-called symport-antiport P systems, but extended also to SN P systems, a case which is discussed here in some details).


Turing Machine Rule Application Approximate Optimization Chinese Translation Asynchronous System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gheorghe Păun
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian AcademyBucureştiRomania
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of SevillaSevillaSpain

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