On artificial Immune systems and swarm Intelligence.

Timmis, Jon, Andrews, Paul and Hart, Emma (2010) On artificial Immune systems and swarm Intelligence. Swarm Intelligence, 4 (4). pp. 247-273. ISSN 1935-3812

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This position paper explores the nature and role of two bio-inspired paradigms, namely Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) and Swarm Intelligence (SI). We argue that there are many aspects of AIS that have direct parallels with SI and examine the role of AIS and SI in science and also in engineering, with the primary focus being on the immune system. We explore how in some ways, algorithms from each area are similar, but we also advocate, and explain, that rather than being competitors, AIS and SI are complementary tools and can be used effectively together to solve complex engineering problems.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1935-3812
Electronic ISSN: 1935-3820
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial immune systems; swarm intelligence; swarm robotics; Immunology;
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 > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3895
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 16:03
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2012 12:00

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