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Towards a Petri net semantics for membrane systems

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Henriette Kleijn, Professor Maciej KoutnyORCiD



We consider the modelling of the behaviour of membrane systems using Petri nets. First, a systematic, structural, link is established between a basic class of membrane systems and Petri nets. To capture the compartmentisation of membrane systems, localities are proposed as an extension of Petri nets. This leads to a locally maximal concurrency semantics for Petri nets. We indicate how processes for these nets could be defined which should be of use in order to describe what is actually going on during a computation of a membrane system.

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Author(s): Kleijn HCM, Koutny M, Rozenberg G

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2005

Pages: 19

Print publication date: 01/06/2005

Source Publication Date: June 2005

Report Number: 919

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne