Modelling population dynamics using grid systems

Roberto Barbuti, Antonio Cerone, Andrea Maggiolo-Schettini, Paolo Milazzo, Suryana Setiawan

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Abstract

A new formalism, Grid Systems, aimed at modelling population dynamics is presented. The formalism is inspired by concepts of Membrane Computing (P Systems) and spatiality dynamics of Cellular Automata. The semantics of Grid Systems describes how stochasticity is exploited for reaction duration as well as reaction selection. Grid Systems perform reactions in maximally parallel manner, imitating natural processes. Environmental events that change population behaviour can be defined in Grid Systems as rewrite rules. A population model of a species of mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus, is presented. The model considers three types of external events: temperature change, rainfall, and desiccation. The events change the behaviour of the species directly or indirectly. Each individual in the population can move around in the ecosystem. The simulation of the model was performed by using a semantics based tool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology and Open Source
Subtitle of host publicationApplications for Education, Innovation, and Sustainability - SEFM 2012 Satellite Events, InSuEdu, MoKMaSD, and OpenCert, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages172-189
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783642543371
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods, SEFM 2012, 1st International Symposium on InSuEdu 2012, 1st International Symposium on MoKMaSD 2012, 6th International Workshop on Foundations and Techniques for OpenCert 2012 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 1 Oct 20125 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7991 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods, SEFM 2012, 1st International Symposium on InSuEdu 2012, 1st International Symposium on MoKMaSD 2012, 6th International Workshop on Foundations and Techniques for OpenCert 2012
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period1/10/125/10/12

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