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Plug-in Context Providers for Reaction Systems

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Maciej KoutnyORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Elsevier BV, 2020.

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Reaction systems originated as models of interactionsbetween biochemical reactions in the living cell.Since then they were also successfully developedas models of interactive computation.Here, the interaction between a (reaction) systemand its environment is modeled throughcontext sequences provided by the environment --they influence the processes in the system.In this paper we introduce and investigate a `plug-in'methodology for providing context sequences,where we view interactive processes fromthe perspective of the environment.The environment is modeled by a plug-in device,where a reaction system can be plugged in.When a reaction system is plugged in,then it receives context sequences from the plug-in device.Several sorts of such devices are investigated and compared(as influencers of behaviours of reaction systems).

Publication metadata

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

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Theoretical Computer Science

Year: 2020

Volume: 834

Pages: 26-42

Print publication date: 24/09/2020

Online publication date: 04/02/2020

Acceptance date: 29/01/2020

Date deposited: 06/02/2020

ISSN (print): 0304-3975

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2020.01.033


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