Exploration of the dendritic cell algorithm with the duration calculus

Gu, Feng and Greensmith, Julie and Aickelin, Uwe (2009) Exploration of the dendritic cell algorithm with the duration calculus. In: Artificial immune systems: 8th international conference, ICARIS 2009, York, UK, August 9-12, 2009: proceedings. Lecture notes in computer science (5666). Springer, Berlin, pp. 54-66. ISBN 9783642032455

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Abstract

As one of the newest members in Articial Immune Systems

(AIS), the Dendritic Cell Algorithm (DCA) has been applied to a range of problems. These applications mainly belong to the eld of anomaly detection. However, real-time detection, a new challenge to anomaly detection, requires improvement on the real-time capability of the DCA.

To assess such capability, formal methods in the research of real-time systems can be employed. The ndings of the assessment can provide guideline for the future development of the algorithm. Therefore, in this paper we use an interval logic based method, named the Duration Calcu-

lus (DC), to specify a simplied single-cell model of the DCA. Based on the DC specications with further induction, we nd that each individual cell in the DCA can perform its function as a detector in real-time. Since the DCA can be seen as many such cells operating in parallel, it is potentially capable of performing real-time detection. However, the analysis process of the standard DCA constricts its real-time capability. As a result, we conclude that the analysis process of the standard DCA should be replaced by a real-time analysis component, which can perform periodic analysis for the purpose of real-time detection.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Depositing User: Aickelin, Professor Uwe
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 11:31
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 11:31
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/1241

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