Innate and Adaptive Principles for an Artificial Immune System

  • M. Middlemiss
  • P. A. Whigham
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4247)


This paper summarises the current literature on immune system function and behaviour, including pattern recognition receptors, danger theory, central and peripheral tolerance, and memory cells. An artificial immune system framework is then presented based on the analogies of these natural system components and a rule and feature-based problem representation. A data set for intrusion detection is used to highlight the principles of the framework.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Middlemiss
    • 1
  • P. A. Whigham
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Science DepartmentUniversity of OtagoDunedinN.Z.

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