Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
Membrane Computing started with the analogy between some processes produced inside the
complex structure of living cells and computational processes. In the same way that in other branches of Natural
Computing, the model is extracted from nature but it is not clear whether or not the model must come back to
nature to be implemented. As in other cases in Natural Computing: Artificial Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms,
etc; the models have been implemented in digital computers. Hence, some papers have been published
considering implementation of Membrane Computing in digital computers. This paper introduces an overview in
the field of simulation in Membrane Computing.
* Work partially supported by contribution of EU commission Under The Fifth Framework Programme, project “MolCoNet” IST-2001-32008.