Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology

Cellular Automaton Modeling of Biological Pattern Formation

Characterization, Examples, and Analysis

Authors: Deutsch, Andreas, Dormann, Sabine

  • An accessible presentation with an interdisciplinary approach to cellular automaton models of biological pattern formation
  • Includes three new chapters on cell migration, tissue development, and cancer dynamics
  • Suggestions for future research topics provided throughout the book
  • Accompanying website, accessible via QR codes within the text, contains simulator for readers to perform their own simulations on several of the models covered
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About this Textbook

This text explores the use of cellular automata in modeling pattern formation in biological systems.  It describes several mathematical modeling approaches utilizing cellular automata that can be used to study the dynamics of interacting cell systems both in simulation and in practice.  New in this edition are chapters covering cell migration, tissue development, and cancer dynamics, as well as updated references and new research topic suggestions that reflect the rapid development of the field.
The book begins with an introduction to pattern-forming principles in biology and the various mathematical modeling techniques that can be used to analyze them.  Cellular automaton models are then discussed in detail for different types of cellular processes and interactions, including random movement, cell migration, adhesive cell interaction, alignment and cellular swarming, growth processes, pigment cell pattern formation, tissue development, tumor growth and invasion, and Turing-type patterns and excitable media.  In the final chapter, the authors critically discuss possibilities and limitations of the cellular automaton approach in modeling various biological applications, along with future research directions.  Suggestions for research projects are provided throughout the book to encourage additional engagement with the material, and an accompanying simulator is available for readers to perform their own simulations on several of the models covered in the text.  QR codes are included within the text for easy access to the simulator.
With its accessible presentation and interdisciplinary approach, Cellular Automaton Modeling of Biological Pattern Formation is suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in mathematical biology, biological modeling, and biological computing.  It will also be a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners in applied mathematics, mathematical biology, computational physics, bioengineering, and computer science. PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION
An ideal guide for someone with a mathematical or physical background to start exploring biological modelling. Importantly, it will also serve as an excellent guide for experienced modellers to innovate and improve their methodologies for analysing simulation results.” —Mathematical Reviews

About the authors

Andreas Deutsch, PhD, Department for Innovative Methods of Computing, Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing, Technische Universität Dresden.
Sabine Dormann, PhD, Universität Osnabrück

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  • Due: December 19, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7980-3
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Due: December 19, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7978-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cellular Automaton Modeling of Biological Pattern Formation
Book Subtitle
Characterization, Examples, and Analysis
Authors
Series Title
Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-7980-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-7980-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7978-0
Series ISSN
2164-3679
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XL, 470
Number of Illustrations and Tables
95 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
Topics