GECCO 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 8, 2000.

The workshop will be devoted to exploring different immunological mechanisms and their relations to information processing and problem solving. From an information processing perspective, the natural immune system is an adaptive learning system that employs   several parallel  and complementary mechanisms for defense against foreign pathogens. Based on the immunological principles, a  new area of research is rapidly emerging, called the Artificial Immune Systems. These computational techniques have  many  potential use in pattern recognition, fault detection, computer security, and a variety of other applications.
The aims of this workshop are to strengthen this emerging research area by exploring different immunological mechanisms and their relation to information processing and problem solving. The workshop will provide a great  opportunity  for presenting and disseminating latest work in the field of Artificial Immune Systems.  The topics of the  workshop include (but are not limited to):


Program Committee:

Hugues Bersini                        University Libra de Bruxelles, Belgium
Stephanie Forrest                   University of New Mexico, USA
Prabhat Hajela                        Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Gary B Lamont                       Air Force Institute of Techonology, USA
Kazuyuki Mori                        Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan
Rebecca Parsons                      University of Central Florida, USA
Peter Ross                                  University of Edinburgh, UK
Derek Smith                             University of New Mexico, USA
John Stewart                            Universit de Technologie de Compigne, France
Jonathan Timmis                   University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK

Submission Instructions:

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in related topics. Submitted papers may be up to six pages long.  Authors may send their papers (in postscript, MS word or PDF version) through email or a hard copy via air mail to the address below:

Workshop Chair:
                                                     Dipankar Dasgupta, Ph.D
                                                     Division of Computer Sciemce
                                                     Mathematical Sciences Dept.
                                                     The University of Memphis
                                                      Memphis, TN 38152 , U.S.A
                                                     Tel: (901) 678-4147                  Fax: (901) 678-2480

Important Dates:

                                    Paper submission: February 25, 2000

                                    Acceptance Notification: March 24, 2000

                                    Camera-ready copy submission: April 22, 2000

List of Accepted Papers

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