University of Almeria
For embedded systems as well as for biological cell systems, design is a feature that defines their identity. The assembly of different components in designs of both systems can vary widely. Given the similarities between computers and cellular systems, methods and models of computation from the domain of computer systems engineering might be applied to modeling cellular systems. The authors' aim is to construct a framework that focuses on understanding the design options and consequences within a cell, taking an in silico (forward-) engineering approach rather than a reverse engineering approach that is used in this domain as a default now.