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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 654742, 13 pages
Research Article

Synchronization of Complex Networks with Time-Varying Delayed Dynamical Nodes via Pinning Control

1Department of Mathematics and Physics, Hohai University, Changzhou Campus, Jiangsu, Changzhou 213022, China
2Faculty of Science, Jiangsu University, Jiangsu, Zhenjiang 212013, China
3Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Jiangsu, Zhenjiang 212013, China

Received 17 August 2011; Accepted 19 October 2011

Academic Editor: Shengyong Chen

Copyright © 2012 Shuguo Wang 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.


This paper investigates the pinning synchronization of nonlinearly coupled complex networks with time-varying coupling delay and time-varying delay in dynamical nodes. Some simple and useful criteria are derived by constructing an effective control scheme and adjusting automatically the adaptive coupling strengths. To validate the proposed method, numerical simulation examples are provided to verify the correctness and effectiveness of the proposed scheme.