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9th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems


ICARIS 2010 is pleased to announce that it is making available a small number of student bursaries. Bursaries (paid in UK pounds sterling) will be awarded on a competitive basis to students from any country attending ICARIS.

To apply for a bursary, please fill in this form and email it to icaris@napier.ac.uk by June 25th 2010.

Aim & Scope

Artificial immune systems (AIS) is a diverse and maturing area of research that bridges the disciplines of immunology and engineering. The scope of AIS ranges from modelling and simulation of the immune system through to immune-inspired algorithms and engineering solutions.

In recent years, algorithms inspired by theoretical immunology have been applied to a wide variety of domains, including computer security, fault tolerance, data-mining and optimisation. Increasingly, theoretical insight into aspects of artificial and real immune systems has been sought through mathematical and computational modelling and analysis.

The 9th International Conference on AIS (ICARIS) aims to build on the success of previous years to provide a forum for AIS researchers in academia and industry to present and discuss their latest advances. In addition to peer-reviewed papers, ICARIS will present a range of plenary lectures and tutorials to inspire and facilitate both the computer scientist and immunologist in their work.

PerAda Workshop on Bio-Inspired Pervasive Adaptation

A workshop on Biologically Inspired Pervasive Adaptation will be held as an integral part of the conference, sponsored by PerAda, the EU Coordination Action for Pervasive Adaptation.

The workshop is pleased to announce an invited talk by Dr Serge Kernbach, from the University of Stuttgart

PerAda - Pervasive Adaptation Website

ICARIS Competitions

Following the successful event run during ICARIS 2009, this year will host two informal industry-sponsered competitions for AIS practitioners to try out their algorithms on some real-world application data. Click here for more information.

Keynote Speakers

ICARIS 2010 is delighted to announce that Professor Derek Smith from the University of Cambridge, Dr Falko Dressler, University of Erlangen and Dr Serge Kernbach, IPVS Stuttgart will give keynote speeches at the conference.
View Tutorials and Keynotes


Dr Hugo Van den Berg, University of Warwick
Mathematical Modelling for Immunology

Prof. Mike Holcombe, University of Sheffield
Agent-based modelling of biological systems: from cells to tissue

Dr Mark Neal, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Insights into working with AIS in industry

Organising Committee

General Chairs

Emma Hart, Chris McEwan

Vice-Chairs / Stream Leaders

Applied Stream:
Jon Timmis

Immune Modelling Stream:
Stephanie Forrest

Theoretical Stream:
Andy Hone

Publicity Chair

Mark Read

Steering Committee

Peter Bentley
Hugues Bersini
Leandro de Castro
Stephanie Forrest
Emma Hart
Christian Jacob
Doheon Lee
Mark Neal
Giuseppe Nicosia
Jon Timmis (Chair)


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ICARIS 2010 will be held in Scotland's historic capital, Edinburgh from 26th to 29th July 2010. Edinburgh has an international reputation in cultural events, ICARIS is squeezed between the International Film Festival and the Fringe, the biggest arts and comedy festival in the world.

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