Special Issue "Complex Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics"


A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. J. A. Tenreiro Machado
Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Website: http://ave.dee.isep.ipp.pt/~jtm/
E-Mail: jtm@isep.ipp.pt
Interests: nonlinear dynamics; fractional calculus; modeling; control; evolutionary computing; genomics; robotics; and intelligent transportation systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Complex systems are pervasive in many areas of science and we find them every day and everywhere. Examples include financial markets, highway transportation networks, telecommunication networks, world and national economies, social networks, immunological systems, living organisms, computational systems and electrical and mechanical structures. Complex systems are often composed of large numbers of interconnected and interacting entities that exhibit much richer global scale dynamics than can be inferred from the properties and behaviors of individual entities. Complex systems are studied in many areas of the natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering and mathematical sciences.

This Special Issue focuses on original and new research results concerning systems dynamics in science and engineering. Manuscripts discussing complex dynamical systems, nonlinearity, chaos, and fractional dynamics in the thermodynamics or information processing perspectives are solicited. We welcome submissions addressing novel issues as well as those addressing more specific topics that illustrate the broad impact of entropy-based techniques in complexity, nonlinearity, and fractionality.

Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Complex dynamics
Nonlinear dynamical systems
Advanced control systems
Fractional calculus and its applications
Chemical dynamics
Economical dynamics and predictions
Dynamical systems synchronization
Biological systems and bioinformatics
Nonlinear waves and acoustics
Image and signal processing
Transportation system
Biomedical engineering

Prof. J. A. Tenreiro Machado
Guest Editor


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Published Papers (1 paper)

Entropy 2014, 16(4), 2001-2022; doi:10.3390/e16042001
Received: 26 February 2014; in revised form: 31 March 2014 / Accepted: 1 April 2014 / Published: 8 April 2014
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Last update: 11 February 2014

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