Systems Theory in Immunology

Proceedings of the Working Conference, Held in Rome, May 1978

  • Carlo Bruni
  • Gino Doria
  • Giorgio Koch
  • Roberto Strom
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XI
  2. Antigenic Stimulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Göran Möller
      Pages 2-12
    3. Dietmar G. Braun, Wolfgang Schalch, J. Keith Wright
      Pages 13-27
  3. Cell Interactions

  4. Evaluation and Evolution of Antibody Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. R. Strom, C. Bruni, A. Germani, G. Koch, A. Oratore
      Pages 104-116
  5. Mathematical Modeling in Immunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. M. Barra, C. Bruni, G. Koch
      Pages 140-154
    3. M. Barra, G. Del Grosso, A. Gerardi, G. Koch, F. Marchetti
      Pages 155-164
    4. R. R. Mohler, C. S. Hsu
      Pages 165-174
    5. V. Comincioli, L. Nespoli, P. F. Periti, G. Serazzi
      Pages 175-189
  6. The Network Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. O. Leo, C. Wuilmart, M. Moser, C. Plasschaert, J. Urbain
      Pages 192-203
    3. J. Hiernaux
      Pages 228-238
    4. I. Lasters, P. Van Ham
      Pages 258-273
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-277

About these proceedings


This volume collects the contributions presented at the "Working Conference on System Theory in Immunology", held in Rome, May 1978. The aim of the Conference was to bring together immunologists on one side and experts in system theory and applied mathematics on the other, in order to identify problems of common interest and to establish a network of joint effort toward their solution. The methodologies of system theory for processing experimental data and for describing dynamical phenomena could indeed contribute significantly to the under­ standing of basic immunological facts. Conversely, the complexity of experimental results and of interpretative models should stimulate mathematicians to formulate new problems and to design appropriate procedures of analysis. The multitude of scientific publications in theoretical biology, appeared in recent years, confirms this trend and calls for extensive interaction between mat- matics and immunology. The material of this volume is divided into five sections, along the scheme of the Conference program.


Applied Mathematics Biomathematik Immunologie Systems mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlo Bruni
    • 1
  • Gino Doria
    • 2
  • Giorgio Koch
    • 3
  • Roberto Strom
    • 4
  1. 1.Istituto di AutomaticaUniversity of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Chen-Euratom Immunogenetics Group, Laboratory of RadiopathologyC.S.N. CasacciaRomeItaly
  3. 3.Istituto Matematico “G. Castelnuovo”University of RomeRomeItaly
  4. 4.Istituto di Chimica-Biologica, Facolta di Medicina e ChirurgiaUniversity of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-09728-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-93130-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-633X
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