Special Issue "Dynamical Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2013)
Prof. Dr. J. A. Tenreiro Machado (Website)
Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351 22 8340500
Fax: +351 22 8321159
Interests: nonlinear dynamics; fractional calculus; modeling; control; evolutionary computing; genomics; robotics; and intelligent transportation systems
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):
- 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