Empirical investigation of an artificial cytokine network

Mark Read*, Jon Timmis, Paul S. Andrews

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We present an empirical investigation of a mathematical model of cytokine and cell interactions, as derived by Hone and van den Berg, with the intention of ascertaining its potential for deployment in an engineering context. The model's behavioural robustness regarding various patterns of input is assessed, as is it's scope for manipulation through parameter adjustments. Based on these observations we make an addition to the system and attempt to deliberately engineer particular behavioural properties. Finally, the system's suitability for use in engineering is assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Immune Systems - 7th International Conference, ICARIS 2008, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
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


  • empirical investigation
  • input pattern
  • cytokine concentration
  • standard system
  • maximum period


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