Special Issue "Entropy in Dynamic Systems II"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Complexity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Jan Awrejcewicz
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Department of Automation, Biomechanics and Mechatronics, Lodz University of Technology, 1/15 Stefanowski St., 90-924 Lodz, Poland
Interests: non-linear dynamical systems; mechanics; applied mathematics; control theory; mechatronics; biomechanics
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Prof. José A. Tenreiro Machado
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: nonlinear dynamics; fractional calculus; modeling; control; evolutionary computing; genomics; robotics; and intelligent transportation systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In order to measure and quantify the complex behavior of real-world systems, either novel mathematical approaches or modifications of classical ones are required to precisely predict, monitor and control complicated chaotic and stochastic processes governed by difference and differential (ordinary and partial) equations, algebraic-differential equations, integral-differential equations and equations with time delay. Though the roots of dynamical entropy are associated with the names of influential mathematicians, such as Kolmogrov, Sinai, Shannon, Krieger, Orstein, and Dinsburg, nowadays, it wandered to different branches of pure and applied sciences, and it possesses various meanings.

Multiple meanings of entropy is exhibited in physics and engineering, where it refers to the first and second thermodynamics laws and the Shannon and Boltzman entropies (in probabilistic theory and statistical mechanics), dynamical entropy (mathematics and applied mathematics, physics, economy, history, biology, social sciences, immunological systems), topological entropy (including information about the system evolutions), symbolic extension entropy (it allows for controlling the data compression based on entropy structure), digitalization entropy, etc.

Though the term of entropy came from Greek and emphasizes its analogy to energy, its multiple meanings in numerous branches of sciences are understood in a rather rough way, with an emphasis on transition from regular to chaotic states, stochastic and deterministic disorder, uniform and non-uniform distribution or decay of diversity.

This Special Issue addresses the notion of entropy in its broader sense and hence the manuscripts from different branches of mathematical/physical sciences, natural/social sciences and engineering oriented sciences are invited putting emphasis on complexity of dynamical systems including the features like timing chaos and spatio-temporal chaos, bifurcation, synchronization and anti-synchronization, stability, lumped mass and continuous mechanical systems modeling, novel non-linear phenomena, resonances, and beyond.

This Special Issue aims at covering diverse research from qualitatively different sciences, linked by dynamical entropy phenomena, understood in a broad manner. In particular, the following topics are of interest:

  • Complex analysis of difference and differential equations;
  • Dynamics and control of complex engineering systems;
  • Advances in fractional calculus;
  • Mathematical modelling of entropy in classical and generalized dynamical systems;
  • Entropy in physics, applied mathematics and information theory;
  • Entropy-based approaches to study transportation, social, financial and economical networks;
  • Deterministic chaotic versus stochastic processes;
  • Vibration signal processing and complex dynamics;
  • Entropy, Lyapunov exponents, Fourier and wavelet transforms and dimension;
  • Local, metric, topological, symbolic extension and smooth/non-smooth dynamical entropy.

Prof. Jan Awrejcewicz
Prof. José A. Tenreiro Machado
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Entropy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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