IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence

Special Issue on "Emergent Topics in Artificial Immune Systems"

The submission deadline has been extended to January 20, 2017. If you need, a further extension is possible. Please contact us if you need a further extension.

The Artificial Immune System is a fast developing research area in the Computational Intelligence community. As a kind of computationally intelligent systems, Artificial Immune Systems (AISs) are inspired by the information processing mechanism of biological immune system. The typical models/algorithms of AISs include Clonal Selection Algorithms, Negative Selection Algorithms, Immune Network Algorithms, Dendritic Cell Algorithms, Negative Databases, Negative Surveys, and so on.

The models/algorithms of AISs have been applied into various applications. With the fast development of AISs, some emergent topics have received a lot of attention. Specially, the promises and challenges of immune models/algorithms for cyber-security, fault tolerance and self-organization are worth paying more attention to. The topics of this special issue focus on cyber-security, fault tolerance and self-organization through Artificial Immune Systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Artificial immune systems for cyber-security: system security, network security, information assurance, authorization, secure cloud computing, secure multi-party computation, fraud detection, big data security, data privacy, privacy-preserving data mining, privacy-preserving data publishing, sensitive data collection, etc.

  2. Artificial immune systems for fault tolerance: fault prediction, fault detection, fault diagnosis, fault recovery, on-line detection and recovery, fault-tolerant embedded systems, fault-tolerant middleware, survivable techniques, robotics, etc.

  3. Artificial immune systems for self-organization and adaptation: self-organizing computing systems, foundational models of self-organizing behaviors, networking models and techniques for self-organizing systems, applications of self-organizing systems, autonomic computing, etc.

Submitted articles must not have been previously published or currently submitted for conference/journal publication elsewhere. As an author, you are responsible for understanding and adhering to our submission guidelines ("Information for Authors" from IEEE TETCI main page: Please thoroughly read these before submitting your manuscript. Please submit your paper to Manuscript Central at, and select "Emergent Topics in Artificial Immune Systems" (in type of paper section).

Please note the following important dates.
Initial Paper Submission: December 31, 2016 January 20, 2017
Initial Paper Decision: March 1, 2017
Revised Paper Submission: April 1, 2017
Final Decision (Reject/Accept): May 1, 2017
Publication Date (Provisional): June, 2017

Guest Editors:
Wenjian Luo (Corresponding), University of Science and Technology of China,
Emma Hart, Edinburgh Napier University,
Mengjie Zhang, Victoria University of Wellington,

Authors are encouraged to submit papers before the initial paper submission deadline. All submissions will be processed once received. This special issue is an activity of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Artificial Immunes Systems. Please address all other correspondence regarding this special issue to the Guest Editor Wenjian Luo.

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