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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2013, Article ID 352512, 1 page

Dynamics, Control, and Optimization with Applications

1Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia
2Department of Mathematics, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China

Received 4 August 2013; Accepted 4 August 2013

Copyright © 2013 Guanglu Zhou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Dynamic systems abound in virtually all areas of science and engineering. The control and optimization of such systems are of paramount importance in many applications, including batch chemical reactions, spacecraft and hypersonic vehicle control, and switching power converters. In recent years, control and optimization methodologies have also been successfully applied to study financial and biological systems.

This special issue includes many high-quality papers discussing theoretical investigations, numerical experiments, and practical applications of dynamic systems, optimization, and control. These papers offer numerous exciting new insights and research developments. Moreover, with more researchers joining the community of dynamic systems, control, and optimization, these areas will continue to develop and flourish in the future.


We would like to express our sincere thanks to all authors for their contributions to this special issue. We would also like to thank the reviewers for their generous help to review these papers. Last but not least, we would like to thank our mentor, Professor Kok Lay Teo, for his constant encouragement and support during the editing of this special issue.

Guanglu Zhou
Qun Lin
Ryan Loxton
Sheng-Jie Li