On Artificial Immune Systems and Swarm Intelligence

Timmis, J., Andrews, P., Hart, E. (2010). On Artificial Immune Systems and Swarm Intelligence. Swarm Intelligence, 4, (4), 247-273.


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Abstract

This position paper explores the nature and role of two bio-inspired paradigms, namely Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) and Swarm Intelligence (SI). We argue that there are many aspects of AIS that have direct parallels with SI and examine the role of AIS and SI in science and also in engineering, with the primary focus being on the immune system. We explore how in some ways, algorithms from each area are similar, but we also advocate, and explain, that rather than being competitors, AIS and SI are complementary tools and can be used effectively together to solve complex engineering problems.
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Authors

Emma Hart
Director of CEC
e.hart@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2783

Areas of Expertise

Bio-inspired Computing
The Bio-Inspired Algorithms group within the Centre for Algorithms, Visualisation and Evolving Systems is a large and thriving group with interests in nature-inspired computing that include Evolutionary Computing, Hyper-Heuristics, Artificial Immune Systems and Swarm Intelligence.

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