Special Issue "Complex and Fractional Dynamics"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015).
Prof. J. A. Tenreiro Machado
Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal
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Interests: nonlinear dynamics; fractional calculus; modeling; control; evolutionary computing; genomics; robotics; and intelligent transportation systems
Prof. Dr. António Mendes Lopes
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200–465 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: complex systems; nonlinear dynamics; fractional calculus; automation, robotics, and systems modelling and simulation
Complex systems are pervasive in many areas 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 numbers of interconnected and interacting entities exhibiting much richer global scale dynamics than can be inferred from the properties and behavior of individual entities. Complex systems are studied in many areas of natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, and mathematical sciences.
This Special Issue focuses on original and new research results concerning systems dynamics in science and engineering. Manuscripts regarding 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 that illustrate the broad impact of entropy-based techniques in complexity, nonlinearity, and fractionality.
Papers should fit the scope of the journal Entropy and topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Complex dynamics- Nonlinear dynamical systems
- Advanced control systems
- Fractional calculus and its applications
- Evolutionary computing
- Finance and economy dynamics
- Fractals and chaos
- Biological systems and bioinformatics
- Nonlinear waves and acoustics
- Image and signal processing
- Transportation systems
- Astronomy and cosmology
- Nuclear physics
Prof. Dr. J. A. Tenreiro Machado
Prof. Dr. António M. Lopes
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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- complex systems
- fractional calculus