Artificial Immune Systems

Volume 4163 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 404-417

Articulation and Clarification of the Dendritic Cell Algorithm

  • Julie GreensmithAffiliated withCS&IT, University of Nottingham
  • , Uwe AickelinAffiliated withCS&IT, University of Nottingham
  • , Jamie TwycrossAffiliated withCS&IT, University of Nottingham

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The Dendritic Cell algorithm (DCA) is inspired by recent work in innate immunity. In this paper a formal description of the DCA is given. The DCA is described in detail, and its use as an anomaly detector is illustrated within the context of computer security. A port scan detection task is performed to substantiate the influence of signal selection on the behaviour of the algorithm. Experimental results provide a comparison of differing input signal mappings.


dendritic cells artificial immune systems anomaly detection