Toward Systems Biology

May 30 - 31, June 1, 2011


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Syntax Matters

Computer science is the science of algorithms and formal languages. Yet computing in science is often reduced to the algorithmic aspect, neglecting the language aspect. Languages are about what to say (semantics) and how to say it (syntax). If the "what to say" is the description of models, then the "how to say it" affects the expressiveness, succinctness, executability, and composability of model descriptions as well as the complexity of computing with these descriptions. In other words, syntax matters.

Tom Henzinger, IST Austria