Lecture notes in computer science vol:4313 pages:9-25
ISoLA edition:1 location:Paphos, Cyprus date:30 October - 2 November 2004
We present an application of the Reo coordination paradigm to provide a compositional formal model for describing and reasoning about the behaviour of biological systems, such as regulatory gene networks. Reo governs the interaction and flow of data between components by allowing the construction of connector circuits which have a precise formal semantics. When applied to systems biology, the result is a graphical model, which is comprehensible, mathematically precise, and flexible.