# Complexity classes for membrane systems

Antonio E. Porreca; Giancarlo Mauri; Claudio Zandron

RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications (2006)

- Volume: 40, Issue: 2, page 141-162
- ISSN: 0988-3754

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topPorreca, Antonio E., Mauri, Giancarlo, and Zandron, Claudio. "Complexity classes for membrane systems." RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications 40.2 (2006): 141-162. <http://eudml.org/doc/249727>.

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abstract = {
We compare various computational complexity classes defined within the framework of membrane systems, a distributed parallel computing device which is inspired from the functioning of the cell,
with usual computational complexity classes for Turing machines. In particular, we focus our attention on the comparison among complexity classes for membrane systems with active membranes (where new membranes can be created by division of existing membranes) and the classes PSPACE, EXP, and EXPSPACE.
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author = {Porreca, Antonio E., Mauri, Giancarlo, Zandron, Claudio},

journal = {RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications},

keywords = {Membrane systems; computational complexity; molecular computing.; molecular computing},

language = {eng},

month = {7},

number = {2},

pages = {141-162},

publisher = {EDP Sciences},

title = {Complexity classes for membrane systems},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/249727},

volume = {40},

year = {2006},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Porreca, Antonio E.

AU - Mauri, Giancarlo

AU - Zandron, Claudio

TI - Complexity classes for membrane systems

JO - RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications

DA - 2006/7//

PB - EDP Sciences

VL - 40

IS - 2

SP - 141

EP - 162

AB -
We compare various computational complexity classes defined within the framework of membrane systems, a distributed parallel computing device which is inspired from the functioning of the cell,
with usual computational complexity classes for Turing machines. In particular, we focus our attention on the comparison among complexity classes for membrane systems with active membranes (where new membranes can be created by division of existing membranes) and the classes PSPACE, EXP, and EXPSPACE.

LA - eng

KW - Membrane systems; computational complexity; molecular computing.; molecular computing

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/249727

ER -

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