Information fusion for anomaly detection with the dendritic cell algorithm
Julie Greensmith, Uwe Aickelin, Gianni Tedesco
INFORMATION FUSION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2010
Dendritic cells are antigen presenting cells that provide a vital link between the innate and adaptive immune system, providing the initial detection of pathogenic invaders. Research into this family of cells has revealed that they perform information fusion which directs immune responses. We have derived a dendritic cell algorithm based on the functionality of these cells, by modelling the biological signals and differentiation pathways to build a control mechanism for an artificial immune system. We present algorithmic details in addition to experimental results, when the algorithm was applied to anomaly detection for the detection of port scans. The results show the dendritic cell algorit..View full abstract
Awarded by EPSRC
Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
This project is supported by the EPSRC, Grant Number GR/S47809/01. DC photographs provided by Dr. Julie McLeod and colleagues at UWE, UK. Graphic design by Mark Hammonds.