The Oxford Handbook of Membrane Computing

Hardcover | January 24, 2010

EditorGheorghe Paun, Grzegorz Rozenberg, Arto Salomaa

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Part of the broader research field of natural computing, Membrane Computing is an area within computing science that aims to abstract computing ideas and models from the structure and functioning of living cells, as well as from the way the cells are organized in tissues or higher orderstructures. It studies models of computation (known as P systems) inspired by the biochemistry of cells, in particular by the role of membranes in the compartmentalization of living cells into "protected reactors".This handbook provides both a comprehensive survey of available knowledge and established research topics, and a guide to recent developments in the field, covering the subject from theory to applications. The handbook is suitable both for introducing novices to this area of research, and as a mainsource of reference for active researchers. It sets out the necessary biological and formal background, with the introductory chapter serving as a gentle introduction to and overview of membrane computing. Individual chapters, written by leading researchers in membrane computing, present the stateof the art of all main research trends and include extensive bibliographies.

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Part of the broader research field of natural computing, Membrane Computing is an area within computing science that aims to abstract computing ideas and models from the structure and functioning of living cells, as well as from the way the cells are organized in tissues or higher orderstructures. It studies models of computation (know...

Gheorghe Paun is Senior Researcher at the Romanian Academy. Grzegorz Rozenberg is Professor at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Arto Salomaa is Professor at Turku University in Finland. All three editors are well-known in computer science both for their rich research activity and for their authored and edited books - dozens for eac...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:656 pagesPublished:January 24, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceContents1. Gh. Paun and G. Rozenberg: An introduction to and an overview of membrane computing2. D. Besozzi and I.I. Ardelean: Cell biology for membrane computing3. Gh. Paun, G. Rozenberg and A. Salomaa: Computability elements for membrane computing4. R. Freund, O.H. Ibarra, A. Paun, P. Sosik, and H.-C. Yen: Catalytic P systems5. R. Freund, A. Alhazov, Y. Rogozhin, and S. Verlan: Communication P systems6. E. Csuhaj-Varju, M. Oswald, and G. Vaszil: P automata7. C. Ferretti, G. Mauri, and C. Zandron: P systems with string objects8. S. Verlan and P. Frisco: Splicing P systems9. F. Bernardini and M. Gheorghe: Tissue and population P systems10. P. Frisco: Conformon P systems11. Gh. Paun: Active membranes12. M.J. Perez-Jimenez, A. Riscos-Nunez, A. Romero-Jimenez, and D. Woods: Complexity - Membrane division, membrane creation13. O.H. Ibarra, A. Leporati, A. Paun, and S. Woodworth: Spiking neural P systems14. M. Cavaliere, S.N. Krishna, A. Paun, and Gh. Paun: P systems with objects on membranes15. J. Kleijn and M. Koutny: Petri nets and membrane computing16. G. Ciobanu: Semantics of P systems17. D. Diaz-Pernil, C. Graciani, M.A. Gutierrez-Naranjo, I. Perez-Hurtado, and M.J. Perez-Jimenez: Software for P systems18. P. Cazzaniga, M. Gheorghe, N. Krasnogor, G. Mauri, D. Pescini, and F.J. Romero-Campero: Probabilistic/stochastic models19. V. Manca: Fundamentals of metabolic P systems20. V. Manca: Metabolic P dynamics21. T.Y. Nishida, T. Shiotani, and Y. Takahashi: Membrane algorithms22. R. Ceterchi and D. Sburlan: Membrane computing and computer science23. Other developments