Special Issue "Advances in Symmetric Tensor Decomposition Methods"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Rafał Zdunek
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Wroclaw University of Technology, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Multi-way arrays (tensors) that demonstrate symmetry in all or selected modes can be found in a wide range of engineering and industrial applications, especially in signal processing, mobile communication, data mining, biomedical engineering, psychometrics, and chemometrics. Various tensor decomposition models and optimization algorithms have been developed to process such tensors, pursing a variety of goals such as dimensionality reduction, and feature extraction.

The aim of this Special Issue of Symmetry is to present the latest advances and possible future directions in the subarea of tensor decompositions that are related to various symmetry aspects. Such a relationship could be interpreted in a wide sense, for example, as the symmetry imposed onto models, in particular symmetric, near-symmetric, skew-symmetric, and semi-symmetric tensor decompositions; symmetric structures and architectures of tensor networks; or numerical algorithms that are addressed for updating these factors in such models. Topics concerning related problems, such as rank estimation or initialization procedures for this class of methods, also fall into the scope of this Special Issue. Submissions addressing the challenges faced in the application of such methods are warmly welcomed.

Prof. Rafał Zdunek
Guest Editor

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  • symmetric, skew-symmetric, and semi-symmetric tensor decomposition models
  • symmetry in tensor networks
  • low-rank symmetric tensors
  • rank estimation methods
  • optimization methods for processing symmetric tensors
  • applications of symmetry-involving tensor decomposition methods

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Non-Degeneracy of 2-Forms and Pfaffian
Symmetry 2020, 12(2), 280; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12020280 (registering DOI) - 13 Feb 2020
In this article, we study the non-degeneracy of 2-forms (skew symmetric ( 0 , 2 ) -tensor) α along the Pfaffian of α . We consider a symplectic vector space V with a non-degenerate skew symmetric ( 0 , 2 ) -tensor ω [...] Read more.
In this article, we study the non-degeneracy of 2-forms (skew symmetric ( 0 , 2 ) -tensor) α along the Pfaffian of α . We consider a symplectic vector space V with a non-degenerate skew symmetric ( 0 , 2 ) -tensor ω , and derive various properties of the Pfaffian of α . As an application we show the non-degenerate skew symmetric ( 0 , 2 ) -tensor ω has a property of rigidity that it is determined by its exterior power. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Symmetric Tensor Decomposition Methods)
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