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Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues

Artificial Immune Systems

5th International Conference, ICARIS 2006, Oeiras, Portugal, September 4-6, 2006, Proceedings

Editors: Bersini, Hugues, Carneiro, Jorge (Eds.)

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ICARIS 2006 is the ?fth instance of a series of conferences dedicated to the comprehension and the exploitation of immunological principles through their translation into computational terms. All scienti?c disciplines carrying a name that begins with “arti?cial” (followed by “life,” “reality,” “intelligence” or “- munesystem”) aresimilarlysu?ering froma veryambiguousidentity.Their axis of research tries to stabilize an on-going identity somewhere in the crossroad of engineering (building useful artifacts), natural sciences (biologyor psychology— improving the comprehension and prediction of natural phenomena) and t- oretical computer sciences (developing and mastering the algorithmic world). Accordingly and depending on which of these perspectives receives more s- port, they attempt at attracting di?erent kinds of scientists and at stimul- ing di?erent kinds of scienti?c attitudes. For many years and in the previous ICARIS conferences, it was clearly the “engineering” perspective that was the most represented and prevailed through the publications. Indeed, since the o- gin of engineering and technology, nature has o?ered a reserve of inexhaustible inspirations which have stimulated the development of useful artifacts for man. Biology has led to the development of new computer tools, such as genetic - gorithms, Boolean and neural networks, robots learning by experience, cellular machines and others that create a new vision of IT for the engineer: parallel, ?exible andautonomous.Inthis type of informatics,complexproblemsareta- led with the aid of simple mechanisms, but in?nitely iterated in time and space.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Did Germinal Centers Evolve Under Differential Effects of Diversity vs Affinity?

    Faro, Jose (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Modelling the Control of an Immune Response Through Cytokine Signalling

    Guzella, Thiago (et al.)

    Pages 9-22

  • Modeling Influenza Viral Dynamics in Tissue

    Beauchemin, Catherine (et al.)

    Pages 23-36

  • Cellular Frustration: A New Conceptual Framework for Understanding Cell-Mediated Immune Responses

    Vistulo de Abreu, F. (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • The Swarming Body: Simulating the Decentralized Defenses of Immunity

    Jacob, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 52-65

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Artificial Immune Systems
Book Subtitle
5th International Conference, ICARIS 2006, Oeiras, Portugal, September 4-6, 2006, Proceedings
Editors
  • Hugues Bersini
  • Jorge Carneiro
Series Title
Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues
Series Volume
4163
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-37751-1
DOI
10.1007/11823940
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-37749-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 460
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