Today, nature is used as a source of inspiration for the development of new techniques for solving complex problems in various domains, from engineering to biology, with innovative adaptations under investigation. ""The Handbook of Research on Artificial Immune Systems and Natural Computing: Applying Complex Adaptive Technologies"" provides the latest empirical research findings, theoretical frameworks, and technologies of natural computing and artificial immune systems (AIS). An excellent reference source for professionals, researchers, and academicians within the AIS and natural computing fields, this comprehensive collection written by leading international experts proposes new ideas, methods, and theories to solve problems of engineering and science. It features: 24 authoritative contributions by over 45 of the world's leading experts on artificial immune systems and natural computing from 13 countries; comprehensive coverage of each specific topic, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in the field; more than 900 references to existing literature and research on artificial immune systems and natural computing; and, a compendium of over 195 key terms with detailed definitions. It is organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals. It offers cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to artificial immune systems and natural computing.