Adaptable Lymphocytes for Artificial Immune Systems

  • Paul S. Andrews
  • Jon Timmis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5132)


The adaptable lymphocyte hypothesis is identified as a possible source of inspiration for artificial immune systems. Based on a number of qualitative investigations we identify some properties of a theoretical system (the tunable activation threshold model and excitability) that could be applicable in an engineering domain. An example is shown of how we could exploit these properties.


Activation Threshold Excitation Level Qualitative Investigation Antigenic Stimulus Engineering Context 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul S. Andrews
    • 1
  • Jon Timmis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of YorkUK
  2. 2.Department of ElectronicsUniversity of YorkUK

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