Membrane System-Based Models for Specifying Dynamical Population Systems

TitleMembrane System-Based Models for Specifying Dynamical Population Systems
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsColomer, A. M., García-Quismondo M., Macías-Ramos L. F., Martínez-del-Amor M. A., Pérez-Hurtado I., Pérez-Jiménez M. J., Riscos-Núñez A., & Valencia-Cabrera L.
Book TitleApplications of Membrane Computing in Systems and Synthetic Biology
Subsidiary AuthorsFrisco, P., Gheorghe M., & Pérez-Jiménez M. J.
Place PublishedAmsterdam, the Netherlands
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Series TitleEmergence, Complexity and Computation
Date Published12/2013

Population Dynamics P systems (PDP systems, in short) provide a new
formal bio-inspired modelling framework, which has been successfully used for
modelling population dynamics on real ecosystems. The semantics of these systems
is captured by the Direct distribution based on Consistent Blocks Algorithm (DCBA),
which has been engineered into software simulation tools. In particular,MeCoSim
(Membrane Computing Simulator) is a GUI developed in the framework ofP-Lingua
that can be used as a simulation environment for running virtual experiments. The
parameters of each scenario to be simulated can be easily adjusted in a visual way,
as well as the settings for the desired output format, thus facilitating the validation