Conference Proceedings

Towards a Conceptual Framework for Innate Immunity

Jamie Twycross, Uwe Aickelin

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems | Springer Verlag | Published : 2005


Innate immunity now occupies a central role in immunology. However, artificial immune system models have largely been inspired by adaptive not innate immunity. This paper reviews the biological principles and properties of innate immunity and, adopting a conceptual framework, asks how these can be incorporated into artificial models. The aim is to outline a meta-framework for models of innate immunity.

University of Melbourne Researchers