Adaptable lymphocytes for artificial immune systems

Paul S. Andrews, Jon Timmis

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The adaptable lymphocyte hypothesis is identified as a possible source of inspiration for artificial immune systems. Based on a number of qualitative investigations we identify some properties of a theoretical system (the tunable activation threshold model and excitability) that could be applicable in an engineering domain. An example is shown of how we could exploit these properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Immune Systems - 7th International Conference, ICARIS 2008, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)3540850716, 9783540850717
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event7th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems, ICARIS 2008 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 10 Aug 200813 Aug 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5132 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems, ICARIS 2008
Period10 Aug 200813 Aug 2008


  • activation threshold
  • excitation level
  • qualitative investigation
  • antigenic stimulus
  • engineering context


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