An interactive timeline of simulators in membrane computing

Luis Valencia-Cabrera, David Orellana-Martín, Miguel Ángel Martínez-del-Amor, Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez
2019 Journal of Membrane Computing  
As with any fast-emerging research front in computer science, the proliferation of theoretical and practical results within Membrane computing since its appearance in 1998 was astonishing. As a consequence, it became necessary during the subsequent years to produce several surveys collecting the main achievements from a theoretical point of view, along with some specific surveys about simulation tools for this paradigm. As the discipline has reached a certain degree of maturity, more practical
more » ... pplications have arisen, and new collective works are summarising the new software products appeared. However, while these recapitulation efforts remain useful for details about new simulators, they cannot act as exhaustive updated listings, as they become obsolete as soon as new tools are developed. Thus, we considered that it was necessary to provide an interactive tool showing an updated timeline (https ://www.gcn.us.es/Simul ation MC) about the simulation of the computational devices of membrane computing (a.k.a P systems), aiming to stay updated whenever any new practical work comes out in the discipline. This paper recalls the main stages and milestones within the evolution of simulation tools for different types and variants of P systems, along with their main related applications. In addition, it describes the interactive web tool with the timeline mentioned, where all the references related here have been incorporated. Unlike other survey papers, it is the intent of this work to reinforce this initial collective effort with the web endpoint kept alive and updated. Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.
doi:10.1007/s41965-019-00016-z fatcat:qfooqodxefbcbadrr4ealb53my