Jon Timmis*, Emma Hart, Andy Hone, Mark Neal, Adrian Robins, Susan Stepney, Andy Tyrrell

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In this position paper, we outline a vision for a new type of engineering: immuno-engineering, that can be used for the development of biologically grounded and theoretically understood Artificial Immune Systems (AIS). We argue that, like many bio-inspired paradigms, AIS have drifted somewhat away from the source of inspiration. We also argue that through an interdisciplinary approach, it is possible to exploit the underlying biology for computation in a way that, as yet, has not been achieved. Immuno-engineering will not only allow for the potential development of more powerful AIS, but allow for feed back to biology from computation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiologically-Inspired Collaborative Computing
Subtitle of host publicationIFIP 20th World Computer Congress, Second IFIP TC 10 International Conference on Biologically-Inspired Collaborative Computing
EditorsMike Hinchey, Anastasia Pagnoni, Franz Rammig, Hartmut Schmeck
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780387096544
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1571-5736


  • intrusion detection
  • anomaly detection
  • immune network
  • adaptive component
  • experimental immunology


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