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Conceptual frameworks for artificial immune systems

Neal, M., Stepney, S., Smith, R.E. and Timmis, J. (2005) Conceptual frameworks for artificial immune systems. International Journal on Unconventional Computing, 1 ( 3). pp. 315-338. ISSN 1548-7199

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We propose that bio-inspired algorithms are best developed and analysed in the context of a multidisciplinary conceptual framework that provides for sophisticated biological models and well-founded analytical principles, and we outline such a framework here, in the context of Artificial Immune System (AIS) network models, and we discuss mathematical techniques for analysing the state dynamics of AIS. We further propose ways to unify several domains into a common meta-framework, in the context of AIS population models. We finally discuss a case study, and hint at the possibility of a novel instantiation of such a meta-framework, thereby allowing the building of a specific computational framework that is inspired by biology, but not restricted to any one particular biological domain.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Electronics (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 08 May 2009 14:10
Last Modified: 08 May 2009 14:10
Status: Published
Publisher: Old City Publishing.
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6454

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