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Plug-in context providers for reaction systems

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



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Reaction systems originated as models of interactions between biochemical reactions in the living cell. Since then they were also successfully developed as models of interactive computation. Here, the interaction between a (reaction) system and its environment is modelled through context 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 from the perspective of the environment. The environment is modelled 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).

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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: 24/11/2020

ISSN (electronic): 0304-3975

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2020.01.033


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