An introduction to artificial immune systems

Mark Read*, Paul S. Andrews, Jon Timmis

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The field of artificial immune systems (AIS) comprises two threads of research: the employment of mathematical and computational techniques in the modeling of immunology, and the incorporation of immune system metaphors in the development of engineering solutions. The former permits the integration of immunological data and sub-models into a coherent whole, which can be of value to immunologists in the facilitation of immunological understanding, hypothesis testing, and the direction of future research. The latter attempts to harness the perceived properties of the immune system in the solving of engineering problems. This chapter concentrates on the latter: the development and application of immune inspiration to engineering solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Natural Computing
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783540929109
ISBN (Print)9783540929093
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2012


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