The Calculus of Wrapped Compartments (CWC) is a recently proposed modelling language for the representation and simulation of biological systems behaviour. Although CWC has no explicit structure modelling a spatial geometry, its compartment labelling feature can be exploited to model various examples of spatial interactions in a natural way. However, specifying large networks of compartments may require a long modelling phase. In this work we present a surface language for CWC that provides basic constructs for modelling spatial interactions. These constructs can be compiled away to obtain a standard CWC model, thus exploiting the existing CWC simulation tool. A case study concerning the modelling of Arbuscular Mychorrizal fungi growth is discussed.

A Spatial Calculus of Wrapped Compartments

BIOGLIO, LIVIO;CALCAGNO, CRISTINA;COPPO, Mario;DAMIANI, Ferruccio;SCIACCA, EVA;SPINELLA, SALVATORE;TROINA, ANGELO
2011-01-01

Abstract

The Calculus of Wrapped Compartments (CWC) is a recently proposed modelling language for the representation and simulation of biological systems behaviour. Although CWC has no explicit structure modelling a spatial geometry, its compartment labelling feature can be exploited to model various examples of spatial interactions in a natural way. However, specifying large networks of compartments may require a long modelling phase. In this work we present a surface language for CWC that provides basic constructs for modelling spatial interactions. These constructs can be compiled away to obtain a standard CWC model, thus exploiting the existing CWC simulation tool. A case study concerning the modelling of Arbuscular Mychorrizal fungi growth is discussed.
5th International Meeting on Membrane Computing and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi (MeCBIC'11)
Paris (Fontainebleau), France
August 23, 2011
MeCBIC 2011
Cornell University Library
MeCBIC/2011/05
25
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http://arxiv.org/abs/1108.3426v1
http://profs.info.uaic.ro/~mecbic/mecbic2011/
Logic in Computer Science (cs.LO); Emerging Technologies (cs.ET); Quantitative Methods (q-bio.QM); Computational Engineering; Finance and Science (cs.CE)
Livio Bioglio; Cristina Calcagno; Mario Coppo; Ferruccio Damiani; Eva Sciacca; Salvatore Spinella; Angelo Troina
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