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ICARIS 2012 a great success!

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Aim & Scope

Artificial immune systems (AIS) is a diverse and maturing area of research that bridges the disciplines of immunology, biology, medical science, computer science, physics, mathematics and engineering. The scope of AIS ranges from modelling and simulation of the immune system through to immune-inspired algorithms and in silico, in vitro and in vivo 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.

The proceedings will be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer.

Best Papers for both tracks will be published in Natural Computing


The Scientific Program is now online.


Taormina is one of the beautiful place in Italy, it's known from eighth century B.C.. The Ancient Greek influence is touchable in The Ancient Theatre in the picture on the left.

Student Bursaries

ICARIS 2012 is pleased to announce that it is making available a small number of student bursaries. Bursaries (paid in Euro) will be awarded on a competitive basis to PhD students from any country attending ICARIS 2012.

To apply for a bursary, please fill in this form and email it to icaris2012@dmi.unict.it by July 15th 2012

The winners of the ICARIS 2012 Travel Awards are:

  • Samir A. Mohamed Elsayed, Helwan University, Egypt & University of Connecticut, USA
  • Fabio De Luca, University of Salerno, Italy


Bio- & Immune- Inspired Algorithms and Models for Multi-Level Complex Systems

31 August 2012


submission deadline: 30th June 2012

registration deadline: 25th July 2012

Call for paper

The 11th International Conference on AIS (ICARIS) 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. In addition to peer-reviewed papers, ICARIS will present a range of plenary lectures and tutorials to inspire and facilitate both the computer scientist and immunologist in their work.

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Call for Oral/Poster Presentation

Application Deadline: 15th June 2012.

To apply for an oral presentation in the plenary session or to present a poster at the meeting, please use the submissions section: Abstract Submission.

For questions or problems, email icaris2012@dmi.unict.it

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Important Dates

Paper submission: 14th May 2012

Author notification: 23rd June 2012

Abstract/Poster/Short Presentation submission: 25th June 2012

Abstract Notification: 2 July 2012

Early Registration: 15th July 2012

Paper final version: 15th July 2012