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New Developments in Sliding Mode Control and Its Applications

Call for Papers

Since the sliding mode control (SMC) was invented in the beginning of the 1950s, the approaches to SMC algorithms and sliding mode estimation problems have been fully developed. SMC has developed into a general design method being examined for a wide spectrum of systems including nonlinear systems, uncertain systems, stochastic systems, and large-scale and infinite-dimensional systems. In spite of the extensive and successful development of SMC approaches and techniques, their capability to handle complex systems, high-order systems, singularly perturbed systems, real-life implementations, and chatter-free problems needs to be further strengthened. Meanwhile, newly developed mathematical tools and technologies have also opened up various possibilities for the advances in SMC.

The aim of this special issue is to highlight the latest theoretical and technological developments in sliding mode control and its applications. This special issue will focus on novel, advanced, and nontraditional methods in theoretical background or practical design, especially original ideas and new approaches clearly indicating the advances made in problem formulation, methodology, or application with respect to the existing results. Papers presenting newly emerging fields are especially welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • High-order sliding mode control
  • Sliding mode estimation
  • Sliding mode methods for fault detection and fault tolerant control
  • Sliding mode control of uncertain or hybrid systems
  • Sliding mode control of stochastic systems
  • Sliding mode control of singular systems
  • Neural network-related sliding mode control approaches
  • Chattering-free sliding mode control
  • Sliding mode control in industrial processes
  • Mathematical approaches/tools in sliding mode control

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

Manuscript DueFriday, 2 August 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 25 October 2013
Publication DateFriday, 20 December 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Ligang Wu, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK

Guest Editors

  • Rongni Yang, School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
  • Guanghui Sun, Space Control and Inertial Technology Research Center, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
  • Xudong Zhao, College of Information and Control Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266555, China
  • Peng Shi, Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd CF37 1DL, UK