On immune inspired homeostasis for electronic systems

Nick D. Owens*, Jon Timmis, Andrew J. Greensted, Andy M. Tyrell

*Corresponding author for this work

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Many electronic systems would benefit from the inclusion of self-regulatory mechanisms. We strive to build systems that can predict, or be aware of, imminent threats upon their specified operation. Then, based on this prediction, the system can alter its operation or configuration to circumvent the effects of the threat. In this position paper, we discuss the role of the immune system can play in serving as inspiration for the development of homeostatic engineered systems, through the development of an immune inspired extensible architecture. We outline the major requirements for such an architecture, and discuss issues that arise as a result and propose possible solutions: things are never as simple as they first appear.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Immune Systems - 6th International Conference, ICARIS 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540739211, 9783540739210
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event6th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems, ICARIS 2007 - Santos, Brazil
Duration: 26 Aug 200729 Aug 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4628 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference6th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems, ICARIS 2007
Period26 Aug 200729 Aug 2007


  • mutual information
  • electronic system
  • endocrine system
  • conditional entropy
  • cytokine network


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