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Theory and Applications of Fractional Order Systems

Call for Papers

The advantages of fractional calculus and fractional order models (i.e., differential systems involving fractional order integrodifferential operators) and their applications have already been intensively studied during the last few decades with excellent results.

The long-range temporal or spatial dependence phenomena inherent to the fractional order systems present unique peculiarities not supported by their integer order counterpart, which permit better models of the dynamics of complex processes. Therefore, in many cases, these properties make fractional order system more adequate than usually adopted integer order one. Although noninteger differentiation has become a more and more popular tool for modeling and controlling the behaviors of physical systems from diverse applied branches of the science and engineering such as mechanics, electricity, chemistry, biology, and economics, many problems remain to be explored and solved.

This special issue aims to bring together the latest advances in theory and applications of fractional order systems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Anomalous diffusion
  • Applications of fractional systems
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Computational fractional derivative equations
  • Fractional operators and models
  • Modeling control and identification
  • Nonlocal phenomena
  • Numerical algorithms and computational aspects
  • Signal and imaging processing
  • Special functions and integral transforms related to fractional calculus

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/fos/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 3 January 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 28 March 2014
Publication DateFriday, 23 May 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Riccardo Caponetto, Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, University of Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy

Guest Editors

  • Juan J. Trujillo, Universidad de La Laguna, Department of Análisis Matemático, C/Astr Francisco Sánchez S/N, Tenerife, 38271 La Laguna, Spain
  • J. A. Tenreiro Machado, Institute of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto, Department of Electrical Engineering, Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 431, 4200-072 Porto, Portugal