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Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems

Nicosia, Giuseppe and Cutello, Vincenzo and Bentley, Peter J. and Timmis, Jon, eds. (2004) Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (3239). Springer, Berlin, Germany, 443 pp. ISBN 978-3-540-23097-7. E-ISBN 978-3-540-30220-9. (doi:10.1007/b100486) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:14105)

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Artificial Immune Systems have come of age. They are no longer an obscure computer science technique, worked on by a couple of farsighted research groups. Today, researchers across the globe are working on new computer algorithms inspired by the workings of the immune system. This vigorous field of research investigates how immunobiology can assist our technology, and along the way is beginning to help biologists understand their unique problems. AIS is now old enough to understand its roots, its context in the research community, and its exciting future. It has grown too big to be confined to special sessions in evolutionary computation conferences. AIS researchers are now forming their own community and identity. The International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems is proud to be the premiere conference in the area. As its organizers, we are honoured to have such a variety of innovative and original scientific papers presented this year. ICARIS 2004 is the third international conference dedicated entirely to the field of Artificial Immune Systems (AIS). It was held in Catania, in the beautiful Island of Sicily, Italy, on September 13-16, 2004. While hosting the conference, the city of Catania gave the participants the opportunity to enjoy the richness of its historical and cultural atmosphere and the beauty of its natural resources, the sea, and the Etna Volcano. With respect to the previous two AIS Conference, ICARIS 2004 had some new and exciting features. First, there was a tutorial day, a new track where leading scientists presented the background and the future directions of the Artificial Immune Systems discipline. In particular, four extended tutorials were presented: * the first was an introduction to Artificial Immune Systems by Dr. J. Timmis; * the second tutorial delivered by Dr. Filippo Castiglione faced the Immune System and related pathologies using in silico methodologies; * the third tutorial of Prof. R. Callard described the modelling of the immune system; * the last tutorial offered by Dr. Leandro de Castro illustrated the emerging engineering applications of Artificial Immune Systems. There was also a plenary lecture, delivered by Prof. Alan S. Perelson, on the current state-of-art on Computational and Theoretical Immunology. Moreover, the organizing committee devoted a special session to the topic of ''Immunoinformatics'' run by Dr. Darren Flower. Immunoinformatics is a new discipline that aims to apply computer science techniques to molecules of the Immune System and to use bioinformatics tools for a better understanding of the immune functions. We had more submissions than ever this year, and because our acceptance rate is based purely on quality, we were able to accept only 59% of the submitted papers. More in details, 58 papers were submitted, and each one was independently reviewed by at least three members of the programme committee in a blind review process. So, in these proceedings you will find the extended abstract of the plenary lecturer and 34 papers written by leading scientists in the field, from 21 different countries in 4 continents, describing an impressive array of ideas, technologies and applications for AIS. We couldn't have organized this conference without these researchers, so we thank them all for coming. We also couldn't have organized ICARIS without the excellent work of all of the programme committee, our publicity chair, Simon Garrett, our conference secretary, Jenny Oatley, and as local organizer, Mario Pavone. We would like to express our appreciation to the plenary lecturer who accepted our invitation, to the tutorial speakers, and to all authors who submitted research papers to ICARIS 2004.

Item Type: Edited book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/b100486
Uncontrolled keywords: artificial immune systems
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
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Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:01 UTC
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