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  • German Terrazas Angulo
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      The 11th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems - ICARIS 2012
      August 28th - 31st, 2012
      Taormina, Italy

      * * * IMPORTANT DATES * * *
      Full paper submission: 15th April 2012 (extended)
      Acceptance notification: 1st June 2012
      Final camera ready: 15th June 2012
      ICARIS: 28th - 31st August 2012

      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.

      ICARIS 2012 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. We are accepting submissions to two
      distinct streams of research: Computational Immunology &
      Immunoinformatics, and Immunological Computation & Immune-inspired
      Engineering. In addition, we also invite submissions for oral/poster
      presentations and plenary talks. ICARIS 2012 will present a range of
      plenary lectures and tutorials to inspire and facilitate both the
      computer scientists and immunologists in their work.

      Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

      - Track on Computational Immunology & Immunoinformatics

      Piero Mastroeni, University of Cambridge, UK

      - Track on Immunological Computation & Immune-inspired Engineering,
      Immune-inspired Heuristics

      Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico, USA


      All submitted papers will be double blind reviewed with at least three
      reviewers. Selection criteria will be based on relevance, originality,
      significance, impact, technical soundness and quality of the
      presentation. Manuscripts must not exceed 14 pages. Contributions are
      welcome to submission through the system available at
      https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaris2012. The accepted
      papers will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer.
      The authors of the best accepted papers on Computational Immunology &
      Immunoinformatics will be published in Immunomics Research Journal, best
      papers on Immunological Computation, Immune-inspired Engineering, &
      Immune-inspired Heuristics will be published in Evolutionary
      Intelligence and best papers on both tracks will be published in Natural

      ICARIS 2012 is divided into two main tracks:

      * 28 and 29 August 2012: Computational Immunology & Immunoinformatics

      (for Oral Presentations & Posters submission)

      * 30 and 31 August 2012: Immunological Computation, Immune-inspired
      Engineering, Immune-inspired Heuristics

      (for Full papers submission)

      (for Oral Presentations & Posters submission)

      - Track on Computational Immunology

      This track aims is to attract researchers from computer science,
      information science, engineering, biomathematics, biomedicine,
      bioinformatics, systems biology, and immunology to share and exchange
      their knowledge of state-of-the-art research issues, methodologies,
      ideas, and challenges.

      Topics of interest include:
      * Immune modelling;
      * Structural Immunoinformatics;
      * Epitope analysis and prediction;
      * Analysis and prediction of MHC-peptide binding;
      * Databases and ontologies for Immunoinformatics;
      * Analysis and prediction of minor histocompatibility antigens;
      * Predictive models on organ transplantation;
      * Immunogenomics;
      * Vaccine design;
      * Multi-agent based models of immunity;
      * Gene networks and systems biology in immunity;
      * Allergenicity prediction.

      In this track, authors are requested to submit an abstract following the
      instructions on ICARIS 2012 website:

      The abstract submissions must be done no later than the submission
      deadline: 15 April 2012. All accepted abstracts will be published in a
      book of abstracts. Full versions of the best works on this track will be
      published in the Immunomics Research Journal or Natural Computing.

      - Track on Immunological Computation, Immune-inspired Engineering,
      Immune-inspired Heuristics

      This track is for papers describing applications to computational and
      engineering problems, and theoretical aspects (e.g. mathematical
      modelling of algorithms, convergence analysis, empirical investigation
      into algorithm performance and complexity analysis) of AIS. For the
      first class, the problem domain should be clearly explained, detailing
      why it is challenging and why AIS are a suitable methodology to use.
      Experiments should be carefully explained, with the expectation that
      appropriate statistical analysis of results will be used to help draw
      conclusions. Where possible, the approach taken should be compared with
      alternative strategies. In order to appeal to the widest audience,
      theoretical papers must ensure that mathematical arguments and
      backgrounds are clearly presented, and the paper should also discuss the
      practical implications of any theoretical results.

      In this track authors may submit their manuscripts in two different
      ways: abstract paper, or regular paper (as usual tradition).

      * Abstract paper
      Authors must follow the instructions described on ICARIS 2012 website:

      * Regular paper
      All papers will undergo a double blind review process, and they should
      be no longer than fourteen (14) pages. Is recommended that authors name
      and affiliation should not appear on the paper. Authors are requested to
      submit a PDF file at
      https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaris2012 following the
      formatting instructions at the Springer-Verlag LNCS site, no later than
      the submission deadline: 15 April 2012. All accepted papers will be
      published in Springer's series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The
      authors of best papers on this track will be invited to extend their
      work for publication in Natural Computing or Evolutionary Intelligence

      During the submission authors must make clear which stream the paper
      should to be considered for. You will be provided a reference number
      that will be used throughout the submission process.

      * Conference Chairs *

      Carlos A. Coello Coello
      Julie Greensmith
      Natalio Krasnogor
      Pietro Lio
      Giuseppe Nicosia
      Mario Pavone

      * Local Organising Committee *

      Giovanni Carapezza
      Piero Consoli
      Jole Costanza
      Giovanni Murabito

      German Terrazas, Ph.D.
      Research Fellow

      Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex Systems (ICOS)
      School of Computer Science
      Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham
      Nottingham NG8 1BB
      United Kingdom

      website: http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~gzt

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