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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2011 Vol.12 No.3 P.171-183


Recent advances in the artificial endocrine system

Author(s):  Qing-zheng Xu, Lei Wang

Affiliation(s):  School of Computer Science and Engineering, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an 710048, China, Xi’an Communication Institute, Xi’an 710106, China

Corresponding email(s):   xuqingzheng@hotmail.com

Key Words:  Artificial endocrine system (AES), Hormone, Endocrine cell, Artificial neural network (ANN), Artificial immune system (AIS)

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The artificial endocrine system (AES) is a new branch of natural computing which uses ideas and takes inspiration from the information processing mechanisms contained in the mammalian endocrine system. It is a fast growing research field in which a variety of new theoretical models and technical methods have been studied for dealing with complex and significant problems. An overview of some recent advances in AES modeling and its applications is provided in this paper, based on the major and latest works. This review covers theoretical modeling, combinations of algorithms, and typical application fields. A number of challenges that can be undertaken to help move the field forward are discussed according to the current state of the AES approach.

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