Theoretical distributed computing meets biology: A review

Ofer Feinerman, Amos Korman

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In recent years, several works have demonstrated how the study of biology can benefit from an algorithmic perspective. Since biological systems are often distributed in nature, this approach may be particularly useful in the context of distributed computing. As the study of algorithms is traditionally motivated by an engineering and technological point of view, the adaptation of ideas from theoretical distributed computing to biological systems is highly non-trivial and requires a delicate and careful treatment. In this review, we discuss some of the recent research within this framework and suggest several challenging future directions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Computing and Internet Technology - 9th International Conference, ICDCIT 2013, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783642360701
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, ICDCIT 2013 - Bhubaneswar, India
Duration: 5 Feb 20138 Feb 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7753 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference9th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology, ICDCIT 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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