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The danger theory and its application to Artificial Immune Systems

Aickelin, Uwe; Cayzer, Steve


Uwe Aickelin

Steve Cayzer


Jon Timmis

Peter J. Bentley


Over the last decade, a new idea challenging the classical self-non-self viewpoint has become popular amongst immunologists. It is called the Danger Theory. In this conceptual paper, we look at this theory from the perspective of Artificial Immune System practitioners. An overview of the Danger Theory is presented with particular emphasis on analogies in the Artificial Immune Systems world. A number of potential application areas are then used to provide a framing for a critical assessment of the concept, and its relevance for Artificial Immune Systems.

Start Date Sep 9, 2002
Publication Date Sep 9, 2002
Journal Proceedings of the 1st Internat Conference on ARtificial Immune Systems (ICARIS-2002)
Pages 141-148
Book Title ICARIS 2002: 1st International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems
ISBN 1-902671-32-5


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