Book Chapter

The Dendritic Cell Algorithm for Intrusion Detection

Feng Gu, Julie Greensmith, Uwe Aickelin

Biologically inspired networking and sensing [electronic resource] : algorithms and architectures | Bio-Inspired Communications and Networking, IGI Global | Published : 2011


As one of the solutions to intrusion detection problems, Artificial Immune Systems (AIS) have shown their advantages. Unlike genetic algorithms, there is no one archetypal AIS, instead there are four major paradigms. Among them, the Dendritic Cell Algorithm (DCA) has produced promising results in various applications. The aim of this chapter is to demonstrate the potential for the DCA as a suitable candidate for intrusion detection problems. We review some of the commonly used AIS paradigms for intrusion detection problems and demonstrate the advantages of one particular algorithm, the DCA. In order to clearly describe the algorithm, the background to its development and a formal definition ..

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