Published in Volume XXI, Issue 2, 2011, pages 227-247

Authors: A. Spicher, S. Verlan


In this article we consider a new derivation mode for generalized
communicating P systems (GCPS) corresponding to the functioning of
population protocols (PP) and based on the sequential derivation mode
and a fairness condition that permits to ensure a particular sequence of
configurations. We show that PP can be seen as a particular variant of
GCPS.We also consider several stochastic evolutions satisfying different
fairness conditions and particularly focus on those corresponding to the
run of a Gillespie’s SSA. This permits to further describe the dynamics
of GCPS by a system of ODEs when the population size goes to the

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  title={Generalized Communicating P Systems Working in Fair Sequential Mode},
  author={A. Spicher and S. Verlan},
  journal={Scientific Annals of Computer Science},
  organization={``A.I. Cuza'' University, Iasi, Romania},
  publisher={``A.I. Cuza'' University Press}