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Analysis, Design, and Implementation of Fractional-Order Systems and their Real-World Applications

Call for Papers

Fractional calculus, as generalization of integer-order calculus to its fractional-order, has demonstrated to be a valuable tool in the modeling of many applications in physics, control, electronic circuits, biomaterials, and electrochemistry. Recently, there has been an increasing need to merge the fundamentals of fractional calculus into many engineering applications in an interdisciplinary way showing the advantages of fractional-order relative to conventional integer-order systems.

Extensive research activity in this area has been on-going as more potential real-world applications are highlighted and investigated. For example, many generalized theorems have been introduced in circuit theory from which existing conventional theorems arise as special cases. This has, in turn, led to a surge in the interest of material scientists who are exploring the feasibility of realizing new devices such as fractional-order capacitors using different technologies and materials.

The aim of this special issue is to present the latest developments, trends, research solutions, and applications of fractional-order systems with emphasis on real-world applications. This should be investigated from different perspectives such as mathematical modeling and analysis, circuit theory and implementation, nonlinear dynamical systems with applications, and new applications in mechatronics, power systems, electromagnetics, and biochemistry.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fractional-order modeling of real world physical problems
  • Fractional-order numerical techniques
  • Fractional-order optimization techniques and applications
  • Fractional-order circuit theory and design
  • Fractional-order electromagnetics and applications
  • Fractional-order power systems and applications
  • Fractional-order control and synchronization of complex networks
  • Delayed fractional-order systems
  • Fractional order nonlinear circuits and systems
  • Applications of fractional calculus in biomedical systems
  • Applications of fractional calculus in power systems and energy storage
  • Algorithms and simulation tools for fractional-order applications
  • Software and hardware encryption/steganography applications of fractional-order systems
  • Fractional-order mechanical systems and their modeling
  • Fractional-order chaotic systems and their applications

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 3 August 2018
Publication DateDecember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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