On the Power of Enzymatic Numerical P Systems

Cristian-Ioan Vasile, Ana Brândusa Pavel, Ioan Dumitrache, and Gheorghe Paun. On the Power of Enzymatic Numerical P Systems. Acta Informatica, 49(6):395–412, September 2012. if=0.809, doi:10.1007/s00236-012-0166-y.

Published date: 
Saturday, September 1, 2012

We study the computing power of a class of numerical P systems introduced in the framework of autonomous robot control, namely enzymatic numerical P systems. Three ways of using the evolution programs are investigated: sequential, all-parallel and one-parallel (with the same variable used in all programs or in only one, respectively); moreover, both deterministic and non-deterministic systems are considered. The Turing universality of some of the obtained classes of numerical P systems is proved (for polynomials with the smallest possible degree, one, also introducing a new proof technique in this area, namely starting the universality proof from the characterization of computable sets of numbers by means of register machines). The power of many other classes remains to be investigated.