The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

All in the same boat: A “situated” model of emergent immune response

Hebbron, Tom, Noble, Jason and Bullock, Seth, (2011) All in the same boat: A “situated” model of emergent immune response George, Kampis, István, Karsai and Eörs, Szathmáry (eds.) In Advances in Artificial Life: Tenth European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL '09). Springer., pp. 353-360.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


Immune systems provide a unique window on the evolution of individuality. Existing models of immune systems fail to consider them as situated within a biochemical context. We present a model that uses an NK landscape as an underlying metabolic substrate, represents organisms as having both internal and external structure, and provides a basis for studying the coevolution of pathogens and host immune responses. Early results from the model are discussed; we show that interaction between organisms drives a population to optima distinct from those found when adapting against an abiotic background.

PDF camera-ready.pdf - Version of Record
Download (172kB)

More information

Published date: 2011
Venue - Dates: ECAL 2009, 2011-01-01
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


Local EPrints ID: 267670
PURE UUID: f6820214-bce5-4659-8ab6-155c00f43c64

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 17 Jul 2009 00:28
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:01

Export record


Author: Tom Hebbron
Author: Jason Noble
Author: Seth Bullock
Editor: Kampis George
Editor: Karsai István
Editor: Szathmáry Eörs

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.