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A core calculus for a comparative analysis of bio-inspired calculi. (English) Zbl 1187.68331
De Nicola, Rocco (ed.), Programming languages and systems. 16th European symposium of programming, ESOP 2007, held as part of the joint European conferences on theory and practice of software, ETAPS 2007, Braga, Portugal, March 24 – April 1, 2007. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-540-71314-2/pbk). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4421, 411-425 (2007).
Summary: The application of process calculi theory to the modeling and the analysis of biological phenomena has recently attracted the interests of the scientific community. To this aim several specialized, bio-inspired process calculi have been proposed, but a formal comparison of their expressivity is still lacking. In this paper we present \(\pi^\@\), an extension of the \(\pi\)-calculus with priorities and polyadic synchronisation that turns out to be suitable to act as a core platform for the comparison of other calculi. Here we show \(\pi^\@\) at work by providing “reasonable” encodings of the two most popular calculi for modeling membrane interactions, namely, BioAmbients and Brane Calculi.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1116.68003].

68Q85 Models and methods for concurrent and distributed computing (process algebras, bisimulation, transition nets, etc.)
68Q10 Modes of computation (nondeterministic, parallel, interactive, probabilistic, etc.)
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