Adaptive and Resilient Computing Security Workshop


ARCS 2011

5th October

Royal Society, London



ARCS 2011 is the ninth meeting of a workshop designed to bring together senior industrial researchers, policy makers and leading academics in the area of adaptive approaches to computer security. The format of the meeting is informal presentations and discussions.

The topic areas are complex, adaptive and biologically inspired approaches to all aspects of computer security.

  • Anti-virus & Anti-spyware
  • Denial of service protection
  • Resilient Systems
  • Effects of diversity
  • Immunological approaches
  • Topological effects in computer networks
  • Machine learning and defence strategies
  • Design of self-healing networks
  • Alternative models – economic, + predator/prey

Submissions and Attendance

If interested in participating in this event please contact the Workshop chair.

Chair and organizer

Dr Robert Ghanea-Hercock:



Technology Strategy Board UK


All material copyright. Robert Ghanea-Hercock.



Santa Fe Institute

Previous Workshops

ARCS 2010


ARCS 2007


ARCS 2006


ARCS 2005



Previous Keynotes

Dr Sarah Gordon (Symantec)

Title:“Psychological motivations of Malware writers”


Keith A. Rhodes, PE, CCP

Chief Technologist Director, Center for Technology & Engineering, US Government Accountability Office

Prof. Alessandro Vespignani

Prof. David Patterson:


A selection of papers from the first 2 workshops has been published in the journal Complexity.

Volume 9 Issue 2 - November/December 2003 (3 - 83) Special Issue: Resilient and Adaptive Defense of Computing Networks