Published: 18th August 2010
DOI: 10.4204/EPTCS.33
ISSN: 2075-2180


Proceedings First Workshop on
Applications of Membrane computing, Concurrency and Agent-based modelling in POPulation biology
Jena, Germany, 25th August 2010

Edited by: Paolo Milazzo and Mario de J. Pérez Jiménez

Paolo Milazzo and Mario de J. Pérez Jiménez
Invited Presentation: An Analysis on the Influence of Network Topologies on Local and Global Dynamics of Metapopulation Systems
Daniela Besozzi, Paolo Cazzaniga, Dario Pescini and Giancarlo Mauri
Modelling the Dynamics of an Aedes albopictus Population
Thomas Anung Basuki, Antonio Cerone, Roberto Barbuti, Andrea Maggiolo-Schettini, Paolo Milazzo and Elisabetta Rossi
An Individual-based Probabilistic Model for Fish Stock Simulation
Federico Buti, Flavio Corradini, Emanuela Merelli, Elio Paschini, Pierluigi Penna and Luca Tesei
Celer: an Efficient Program for Genotype Elimination
Nicoletta De Francesco, Giuseppe Lettieri and Luca Martini
Modelling of Multi-Agent Systems: Experiences with Membrane Computing and Future Challenges
Petros Kefalas and Ioanna Stamatopoulou


This volume contains the papers presented at the first International Workshop on Applications of Membrane Computing, Concurrency and Agent-based Modelling in Population Biology (AMCA-POP 2010) held in Jena, Germany on August 25th, 2010 as a satellite event of the 11th Conference on Membrane Computing (CMC11).
The aim of the workshop is to investigate whether formal modelling and analysis techniques could be applied with profit to systems of interest for population biology and ecology. The considered modelling notations include membrane systems, Petri nets, agent-based notations, process calculi, automata-based notations, rewriting systems and cellular automata. Such notations enable the application of analysis techniques such as simulation, model checking, abstract interpretation and type systems to study systems of interest in disciplines such as population biology, ecosystem science, epidemiology, genetics, sustainability science, evolution and other disciplines in which population dynamics and interactions with the environment are studied. Papers contain results and experiences in the modelling and analysis of systems of interest in these fields.
The workshop program includes three invited talks by Mats Gyllenberg (University of Helsinki, Finland), Giancarlo Mauri (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy), and Jamal Hisham Hashim (UNU-IIGH, Malaysia). A paper by Giancarlo Mauri and colleagues related with his invited talk is included in this volume, together with four regular peer-reviewed contributions.
We wish to thank the invited speakers, the authors of the contributed papers, the members of the program committee, the additional reviewers Thomas Anung Basuki, Federico Buti, Paolo Cazzaniga, Andrzej Mizera, and Ashutosh Trivedi, the organizers of CMC11 and the EPTCS staff for their contributions and support.

AMCA-POP 2010 Program Committee