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An engineering-Informed modelling approach to AIS.

Hart, Emma; Davoudani, Despina


Despina Davoudani


A recent shift in thinking in Artificial Immune Systems (AIS)
advocates developing a greater understanding of the underlying biological
systems that serve as inspiration for engineering such systems by
developing abstract computational models of the immune system in order
to better understand the natural biology. We propose a refinement
to existing frameworks which requires development of such models to be
driven by the engineering problem being considered; the constraints of
the engineered system must inform not only the model development, but
also its validation. Using a case-study, we present a methodology which
enables an abstract model of dendritic-cell trafficking to be developed
with the purpose of building a self-organising wireless sensor network for
temperature monitoring and maintenance. The methodology enables the
development of a model which is consistent with the application constraints
from the outset and can be validated in terms of the functional
requirements of the application. Although the result models are not likely
to be biologically faithful, they enable the engineer to better exploit the
underlying metaphor, ultimately leading to reduced development time of
the engineered system.

Start Date Jul 18, 2011
End Date Jul 21, 2011
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Jun 27, 2011
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2011
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 240-253
Book Title Proceedings of International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems (ICARIS 2010)
ISBN 978-3-642-22370-9
Keywords Artificial Immune Systems; computational modelling;
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Contract Date Jun 27, 2011


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