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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 631932, 19 pages
Research Article

Global Synchronization of Neutral-Type Stochastic Delayed Complex Networks

1School of Mathematics and Physics, Xuzhou Institute of Technology, Jiangsu, Xuzhou 221000, China
2School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Jiangsu Normal University, Jiangsu, Xuzhou 221116, China
3Nonlinear Dynamics Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Yeungnam University, 214-1 Dae-Dong, Gyeongsan 712-749, Republic of Korea
4National Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, Institute of Cyber-Systems and Control, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, Hangzhou 310027, China

Received 5 September 2012; Revised 24 October 2012; Accepted 24 October 2012

Academic Editor: Sabri Arik

Copyright © 2012 Ya Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper is concerned with the delay-dependent synchronization criterion for neutral-type stochastic delayed complex networks. Firstly, expectations of stochastic crossterms containing the Itô integral are investigated. In fact, for stochastic delay systems, if we want to obtain the delay-dependent condition with less conservatism, how to deal with expectations of stochastic cross terms properly is of vital importance, and many existing results did not deal with expectations of these stochastic cross terms correctly. Then, based on this, this paper establishes a novel delay-dependent synchronization criterion for neutral-type stochastic delayed complex networks. In the derivation process, the mathematical development avoids bounding stochastic cross terms. Thus, this method shows less conservatism. Finally, a numerical example is provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.