Neural Nets: 16th Italian Workshop on Neural Nets, WIRN 2005, International Workshop on Natural and Artificial Immune Systems, NAIS 2005, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, June 8-11, 2005, Revised Selected Papers / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed postproceedings of the 16th Italian Workshop on Neural Nets, WIRN 2005, as well as the satellite International Workshop on Natural and Artificial Immune Systems, NAIS 2005, held in Vietri sul Mare, Italy in June 2005. The 41 revised papers presented together with a lecture by the winner of the Premio Caianiello award were carefully reviewed and improved during two rounds of selection and refereeing.

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Kernel methods for clustering 1
A new neural network model for contextual processing of graphs 10
Approximation properties of positive boolean functions 18
Switching neural networks : a new connectionist model for classification 23
Ensembles based on random projections to improve the accuracy of clustering algorithms 31
Recursive neural networks and graphs : dealing with cycles 38
A system for transmitting a coherent burst of activity through a network of spiking neurons 44
NEC : a hierarchical agglomerative clustering based on Fisher and Negentropy information 49
A recurrent ICA approach to a novel BSS convolutive nonlinear problem 57
Hourly forecasting of SO[subscript 2] pollutant concentration using an Elman neural network 65
Nonlinear exploratory data analysis applied to seismic signals 70
Artifact cancellation from electrocardiogram by mixed wavelet-ICA filter 78
Intelligent predictive control of micro heat exchanger 83
Transient power system stabilizer design using simple neuron structure 90
Short term local meteorological forecasting using type-2 fuzzy systems 95
Learning and data driver methods for short term Meteo forecast 105
Automatic dictionary creation by sub-symbolic encoding of words 113
An automatic feature based face authentication system 120
On the preprocessing of mass spectrometry proteomics data 127
Clustering causal relationships in genes expression data 132
Application of E[alpha]Nets to feature recognition of articulation manner in knowledge-based automatic speech recognition 140
Granular regression 147
Fuzzy logic activities at the Microelectronics Institute of Seville 157
Generalized fuzzy similarity indexes 163
Environmental time series prediction by improved classical feed-forward neural networks 171
New similarity rules for mining data 179
Image file compression using region growing and interpolation 188
Fuzzy connectivity and its application to image segmentation 197
Soft rank clustering 207
An evolution hypothesis of bacterial populations 214
Modelling the immune system with situated agents 231
Current paradigms in immunology 244
Supporting collaborative knowledge work : a methodology for developing ICT tools for biomedical research 261
Profiling network attacks via AIS 272
Fuzzy continuous Petri Net-based approach for modeling immune systems 278
A general learning rule for network modeling of neuroimmune interactome 286
On diversity and artificial immune systems : incorporating a diversity operator into aiNet 293
Lipschitzian pattern search and immunological algorithm with quasi-Newton method for the protein folding problem : an innovative multistage approach 307
A clonal selection algorithm for coloring, hitting set and satisfiability problems 324
Artificial immune-based optimization technique for solving economic dispatch in power system 338
Securing IPv6-based mobile ad hoc networks through an artificial immune system 346
Challenges for artificial immune systems 355
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