Reaction Systems – Introduction

Reaction systems are a formal model for processes inspired by the functioning of living cells. The key feature of this model is that the functioning of the living cell is determined by the interactions of biochemical reactions, and these interactions are based on the mechanisms of facilitation and inhibition: the (products of the) reactions may facilitate or inhibit each other. Reaction system related research topics have been motivated by biological issues or by a need to understand computations/processes underlying the dynamic behaviour of reaction systems.