Special Issue "Diffusion Processes Associated with Growth Curves: Probabilistic and Inferential Analysis"

A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Virginia Giorno

Dipartimento di Informatica/DI, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy
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Interests: diffusion processes for growth phenomena; theoretical studies on Markov and Gaussian processes; models to describe neuronal systems; first-passage-times
Guest Editor
Prof. Francisco De Asís Torres-Ruiz

Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Faculty of Sciences, s/n, Campus de Fuentenueva, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Interests: diffusion processes for growth phenomena; inference in diffusion processes; first-passage-times; model selection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The main aim of this Special Issue of Mathematics is to publish original research papers that cover the study of several topics related to diffusion processes. The focus will especially be on the study of diffusion processes that model dynamic phenomena governed by growth curves, including the modification of existing ones by incorporating additional information to the one proposed by the dynamic variable under study. Both the probabilistic study of the introduced models and the applications to research areas are welcome. Among the fields of application, we can mention biology, economics, medicine, energy, etc. The inference in the considered processes will be another of the points of interest of this issue, including the use and ad hoc adaptation of stochastic and metaheuristic optimization procedures.

Potential topics include:

  • stochastic biological models
  • sigmoidal growth curves
  • computational methods for diffusion processes
  • inference in diffusion processes
  • first-passage-times
  • applications in risk theory, insurance, and mathematical finance
  • applications in biosciences and environmental sciences
  • applications in cell proliferation

Prof. Virginia Giorno
Prof. Francisco de Asís Torres-Ruiz
Guest Editors

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  • dynamic growth phenomena
  • inference in diffusion processes
  • numerical methods for diffusion processes
  • applications of diffusion processes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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