[MB16] Agent Petri Nets Framework for Modeling Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilm Formation

Revue Internationale avec comité de lecture : Journal E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks (ETSN), vol. 5(1), pp. 19-30, 2016, (doi:10.4236/etsn.2016.51003 )

Mots clés: Staphylococcus epidermidis, Biofilm, Petri Net, Modeling, Agent FORMAL, MULTI AGENTS SYSTEM

Résumé: Staphylococcus epidermidis has been discovered as the most frequent germ detected during indwelling medical devices infection. This fact is well attached with the ability of this bacterium to form structured layered population known as biofilm. Inside S. epidermidis biofilm, bacterial cells present more different behavior than in their planktonic counterpart. This paper describes the thriving application of Petri net theory for modeling of interaction between different regulations actors leading S. epidermidis to switch from Planctonik to Biofilm. Indeed this biologic system is very sensible and has dangerous effect. We propose Agent Petri Nets model to describe and analyze the process of formation of Biofilm molecule. This model presents a formal framework based on Multi Agents system characteristics.



@article {
title="{Agent Petri Nets Framework for Modeling Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilm Formation}",
author="B. Marzougui and K. Barkaoui",
journal="E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks (ETSN)",
doi="10.4236/etsn.2016.51003 ",