A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Complexity".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2013)
Special Issue Editor
Prof. Dr. J. A. Tenreiro Machado
Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Website: http://ave.dee.isep.ipp.pt/~jtm/ Phone: +351 22 8340500 Fax: +351 22 8321159 Interests: nonlinear dynamics; fractional calculus; modeling; control; evolutionary computing; genomics; robotics; and intelligent transportation systems
Special Issue Information
Complex systems are pervasive in many area of science and we find them everyday and everywhere. Examples include financial markets, highway transportation networks, telecommunication networks, world and country economies, social networks, immunological systems, living organisms, computational systems and electrical and mechanical structures. Complex systems are often composed of large number of interconnected and interacting entities exhibiting much richer global scale dynamics than they could be inferred from the properties and behaviour of individual entities. Complex systems are studied in many areas of natural sciences, social sciences, engineering and mathematical sciences. The special issue focus on original and new research results on systems dynamics in science and engineering. Manuscripts in 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 on more specific topics illustrating the broad impact of entropy-based techniques in complexity, nonlinearity and fractionality.
Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Nonlinear dynamical systems
Advanced control systems
Fractional calculus and its applications
Economical dynamics and predictions
Dynamical systems synchronization
Biological systems and bioinformatics
Nonlinear waves and acoustics
Image and signal processing
Prof. J. A. Tenreiro Machado Guest Editor
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