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Qualitative Theory of Functional Differential and Integral Equations

Call for Papers

Functional differential equations, which include ordinary and delay differential equations, and integral equations have important roles in many scientific areas such as mechanics, engineering, economy, control theory, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, atomic energy, and information theory. This special issue is concerned with qualitative behaviors of these equations. The qualitative behavior of equations includes oscillation, stability, periodicity, global attractivity, bifurcation analysis, control of chaos, and existence of solutions of integral equations. We aim to provide a platform for the discussion of the major research challenges and achievements on qualitative behaviors of solutions of these equations. Theoretical as well as application results are welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fractional differential equations
  • Delay differential equations
  • Neutral delay differential equations
  • Distribution of zeros of differential equations and Lyapunov’s inequalities
  • Different types of inequalities (Opial, Wirtinger, Grown-wall, Belmann, Halany, etc.)
  • Rayleigh equation
  • Volterra integral equations
  • Lyapunov’s stability theory
  • Asymptotic behavior (oscillation stability, periodicity, and global attractivity) of models
  • Global existence of solutions

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/aaa/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/aaa/ofde/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 28 February 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 23 May 2014
Publication DateFriday, 18 July 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Cemil Tunc, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey

Guest Editors

  • Mouffak Benchohra, Department of Mathematics, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria
  • Bingwen Liu, College of Mathematics, Physics and Information Engineering, Jiaxing University, Jiaxing, Zhejiang 314001, China
  • Muhammad N. Islam, Department of Mathematics, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469, USA
  • Samir H. Saker, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Daqahlia, Egypt