In this position paper, we outline a vision for a new type of engineering: immuno-engineering, that can be used for the development of biologically grounded and theoretically understood Artificial Immune Systems (AIS). We argue that, like many bio-inspired paradigms, AIS have drifted somewhat away from the source of inspiration. We also argue that through an interdisciplinary approach, it is possible to exploit the underlying biology for computation in a way that, as yet, has not been achieved. Immuno-engineering will not only allow for the potential development of more powerful AIS, but allow for feed back to biology from computation.
@inproceedings(SS-BICC08, author = "Jon Timmis and Emma Hart and Andy Hone and Mark Neal and Adrian Robins and Susan Stepney, Andy Tyrrell", title = "Immuno-Engineering", crossref = "BICC08", ) @proceedings(BICC08, title = "2nd IFIP International Conference on Biologically Inspired Collaborative Computing, 20th IFIPWorld Computer Congress, Milan, Italy, September 2008", booktitle = "2nd IFIP International Conference on Biologically Inspired Collaborative Computing, 20th IFIPWorld Computer Congress, Milan, Italy, September 2008", year = 2008 )