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Mathematical Control of Complex Systems

Call for Papers

Recent advances in computing and network technologies have contributed much to the successful handling of certain problems in biology, physics, economics, and so forth that until recently were thought too difficult to be analyzed. These complex systems problems tend to share a number of interesting properties from a mathematical viewpoint. A key feature of such systems is that the nonlinear interactions among its components can lead to interesting emergent behavior.

The overall aim of this special issue is to bring together the latest/innovative knowledge and advances in mathematics for handling complex systems, which may depend largely on methods from artificial intelligence, statistics, operational research, and engineering, including nonlinear dynamics, time series analysis, dynamic systems, cellular automata, artificial life, evolutionary computation, game theory, neural networks, multiagents, and heuristic search methods. The solicited papers in this special issue should provide solutions, or early promises, to modeling, analysis, and control problems of real-world complex systems, such as communication systems, process control, environmental systems, intelligent manufacturing systems, transportation systems, and structural systems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Control systems theory (behavioral systems, networked control systems, delay systems, distributed systems, infinite-dimensional systems, and positive systems)
  • Networked control (channel capacity constraints, control over communication networks, distributed filtering and control, information theory and control, and sensor networks)
  • Stochastic systems (nonlinear filtering, nonparametric methods, particle filtering, partial identification, stochastic control, stochastic realization, and system identification)

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 22 June 2012
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 14 September 2012
Publication DateFriday, 9 November 2012

Lead Guest Editor

  • Zidong Wang, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK

Guest Editors

  • Hamid Reza Karimi, Faculty of Technology and Science, University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway
  • Bo Shen, Institute for Automatic Control and Complex Systems, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
  • Jun Hu, Research Institute of Intelligent Control and Systems, Harbin Institute of Technology, Heilongjiang, China