An overview of artificial immune systems.

Timmis, Jon, Knight, Tom, de Castro, Leandro and Hart, Emma (2005) An overview of artificial immune systems. In: Computation in Cells and Tissues: Perspectives and Tools of Thought. Natural Computational Series . Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 51-86. ISBN 978-3540003588

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The immune system is highly distributed, highly adaptive, self-organising in nature, maintains a memory of past encounters and has the ability to continually learn about new encounters. From a computational point of view, the immune system has much to offer by way of inspiration to computer scientists and engineers alike. As computational problems become more complex, increasingly, people are seeking out novel approaches to these problems, often turning to nature for inspiration. A great deal of attention is now being paid to the vertebrae immune system as a potential source of inspiration, where it is thought that different insights and alternative solutions can be gleaned, over and above other biologically inspired methods. Given this rise in attention to the immune system, it seems appropriate to explore this area in some detail. This survey explores the salient features of the immune system that are inspiring computer scientists and engineers to build Artificial Immune Systems (AIS). An extensive survey of applications is presented, ranging from network security to optimisation and machine learning. However, this is not complete, as no survey ever is, but it is hoped this will go some way to illustrate the potential of this exciting and novel area of research.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3540003588
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial immune systems; machine learning; network security; optimisation;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods > 006.3 Artificial intelligence
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 3442
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 16:26
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 04:53

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