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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

  • Date:

    01 January 2008

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    Springer/ IFIP International Federation for Information Processing

  • DOI:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006.3 Artificial intelligence


Timmis, J., Hart, E., Hone, A., Neal, M., Robins, A., Stepney, S., & Tyrrell, A. (2007). Immuno-engineering. In M. Hinchey, A. Pagnoni, F. J. Rammig, & H. Schmeck (Eds.), Biologically-inspired collaborative computing, 3-18. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-09655-1_2



immuno-engineering; Artificial Immune Systems (AIS); biology for computation;

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