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Networked Dynamical Systems: Analysis and Synthesis

Call for Papers

There has been tremendous amount of research to date on networked dynamical systems due to their wide engineering applications, e.g., in attitude synchronization of spacecraft, design of distributed sensor networks, and scheduling of distributed microgrids. One common yet interesting phenomenon in the aforementioned systems is that various globally collective behaviors can be emerged as results of employing some local and simple coordination rules. Research along this line will definitely yield benefits such as the ease of maintenance and installation, the large robustness, and the low cost for numerous engineering applications. However, many issues still need to be addressed before all the advantages can be harvested.

The main focus of this special issue will be on new and existing analysis and synthesis approaches for networked dynamical systems. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers in a wide range of disciplines from applied mathematics, control theory, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, sociology, aerospace engineering, and bioengineering to present and summarize their theoretical and technological achievements on networked dynamical systems and relevant domains. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Decentralized control of complex networks
  • Consensus, flocking, and swarming of multiagent systems
  • Synchronization of complex networks
  • Distributed fault tolerant coordination
  • Analysis and synthesis of coupled mechanical systems
  • Distributed optimization of networked dynamical systems
  • Distributed adaptive control
  • H∞ and H2 control of multiagent systems
  • Coordination with communication constraints
  • Distributed control of smart microgrids
  • Distributed prediction control in multiagent systems
  • Distributed control and estimation of vision-based multiagent systems
  • Analysis and synthesis of cyber physical systems

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ddns/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/ddns/ndyn/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 24 January 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 18 April 2014
Publication DateFriday, 13 June 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Jinde Cao, Research Center for Complex Systems and Network Sciences, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China

Guest Editors

  • Guoqiang Hu, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798
  • Wei Lin, School of Mathematical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
  • Guanghui Wen, Research Center for Complex Systems and Network Sciences, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
  • Wenwu Yu, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
  • Zhiqiang Zuo, School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China