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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-31709-2-ch132
Pages 891-892
First published 2 September 2013

On the Role of the AIS Practitioner

Emma Hart, Mark Read, Chris McEwan, Uwe Aickelin, Julie Greensmith

Abstract

Cognisant of the gulf between engineers and immunologists that currenty hinders a truly inter-disciplinary approach to the field of Artificial Immune Systems (AIS), we propose a redefinition of the term AIS practitioner, as an individual who identifies those components and interactions captured in computational immunology models that are responsible for a particular property of interest (POI), and distils from these a set of algorithms and principles that can be applied in an engineering domain. We outline the role of the cross-disciplinary practitioner and the potential benefits to the field.