The P Versus NP Problem Through Cellular Computing with Membranes

  • Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez
  • Alvaro Romero-Jiménez
  • Fernando Sancho-Caparrini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2950)


We study the P versus NP problem through membrane systems. Language accepting P systems are introduced as a framework allowing us to obtain a characterization of the P ≠ NP relation by the polynomial time unsolvability of an NP–complete problem by means of a P system.


Polynomial Time Turing Machine Evolution Rule Complete Problem Input Alphabet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez
    • 1
  • Alvaro Romero-Jiménez
    • 1
  • Fernando Sancho-Caparrini
    • 1
  1. 1.Dpt. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, E.T.S. Ingeniería InformáticaUniversity of SevilleSevillaSpain

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