Special Issue "Positive Systems: Theory and Application"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Wiktor Malesza

Guest Editor
Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 75, 00-662 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: control theory; positive systems; nonlinear systems; fractional calculus and systems
Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Kaczorek

Guest Editor
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, Wiejska 45D, 15-351 Białystok, Poland
Interests: controllabity; observability; positivity; normal systems; fractional systems; different fractional orders systems; cone systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In positive systems, all state variables take only non-negative values whenever the initial state and input are non-negative. We deal with positive systems while modeling some dynamics in engineering, biology, chemistry, economics, social sciences, and other areas.

Positive systems should be seen as a subfamily of systems characterized by the invariance property in some regions of state-space. The fact that a system is positive requires the use of appropriate design control methods. While a lot of results have already been obtained for positive linear systems, nonlinear positive systems still require a lot of attention.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to gather original research articles reflecting the latest developments in both theory and applications of positive and, more generally, invariant systems, with particular emphasis on their modeling, properties, and control design methods.

Dr. Wiktor Malesza
Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Kaczorek
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Continuous- and discrete-time positive (invariant) linear and nonlinear systems
  • Modeling
  • Control
  • Stability
  • Design

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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