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Variational Methods and Critical Point Theory 2014

Call for Papers

Minimization and variational problems are at the interface between nonlinear analysis, calculus of variations, differential equations, and mathematical physics, and they play a fundamental role in the application of mathematics to real-world problems. Hence, it is important to develop new theoretical and applicable results in this area, and it is also of interest to apply the known methods to some new classes of problems.

We invite the authors to submit original research and review articles on variational methods and critical point theory and also original articles that explore new approaches or possibilities to apply this technology.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Variational methods
  • Critical point theory
  • Morse theory
  • Lusternik-Schnirelmann theorem
  • Variational inequalities
  • Ordinary differential equations
  • Partial differential equations
  • Difference equations
  • Impulsive and shock dynamical systems
  • Equations on Riemann manifolds
  • Applications to physics, economics, optimal control, engineering, industrial mathematics, biology, and medicine
  • Computational and numerical methods

We emphasize that, according to the journal's aims and scope, Abstract and Applied Analysis is a mathematical journal devoted exclusively to the publication of high-quality research papers and supports the publication of original material involving the complete solution of significant problems in the above themes. Abstract and Applied Analysis also encourages the publication of timely and thorough survey articles on current trends in the theory and applications of variational methods and critical point theory.

Manuscript DueFriday, 19 September 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 12 December 2014
Publication DateFriday, 6 February 2015

Lead Guest Editor

Guest Editors

  • Juan J. Nieto, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Donal O'Regan, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • Kanishka Perera, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, USA