CALL FOR PARTICIPATION


Special Track on Artificial Immune Systems and Their Applications

IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC'98)
October 11-14, 1998
San Diego, California.

A special track on "Artificial Immune Systems and Their Applications" will be organized (second time) at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. This interdisciplinary track will serve as a forum for presenting and disseminating current research in the field of Artificial Immune Systems. The aims are to strengthen this emerging research area by exploring different immunological mechanisms and their relation to information processing and problem solving.

The scope of the special session will include the following topics (but are not limited to):

* Computational methods based on Immunological principles
* Artificial Immune systems for Pattern Recognition
* Immunity-based system for Anomaly or fault detection
* Immune Network Models and their applications
* Immunity-based system as a multi-agent system
* Multi-agent approach for modeling and simulating immune systems
* Immunity-based systems for self-diagnosis and self-organization
* Immunity-based approach for collective intelligence
* Immunity-based systems for optimization and search
* The immune system as a prototype of Autonomous Decentralized Systems
* Immunity-based approach for Artificial Life
* Immunity-based approach for security of information systems
* Immunological approach against computer viruses and internet worms
* The immune system as a metaphor for computer based learning systems
* Immunity-based systems as a distributed learning system
* Immunological Computation for data mining
* Immunity-based Cognitive Models

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers related to the listed topics. Those who are interested should send a title and an extended abstract (not more than 300 words) on or before March 1, 1998 via email or air mail to the address below:

Track Chair:

Dipankar Dasgupta
Center for Intelligent Systems
Mathematical Science Dept.
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-6429.
USA
Tel: (901) 678-4147
Fax: (901) 678-2480
Email:dasgupta@mathsci.msci.memphis.edu
Home Page: http://www.msci.memphis.edu/~dasgupta/AIS-SMC98.html

Important Dates:



March 1, 1998        Extended Abstract Due

April 20, 1998 Notification of Acceptance

June 15, 1998 Final Submission

Here is the List of Accepted Papers presented at the SMC'98 conference.

Please visit the web site of the conference, for registration information of SMC'98