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Theory and Applications of Complex Networks

Call for Papers

Between two randomly selected persons in the world, roughly how many friends are there connecting them together? How are people infected by epidemics such as AIDS and bird flu all over the world? All of these are typical examples of complex networks. The impact of complex and dynamical networks pervades the physical, biological, and social sciences. Its influence on modern engineering and technology is notable and will be far-reaching. Since the discoveries of Watts and Strogatz on small-world networks, and of Barabási and Albert on scale-free networks, many studies on various real-world networks have been carried out and reported from different points of view. The recent study of complex networks has attracted interest to the modeling and understanding of complex networks. In the past few decades, we have witnessed great success of the study in the coordination dynamics, or cooperative collective behaviors of autonomous agents in complex networks. The solicited papers in this special issue should provide solutions to modeling, analysis, control, and applications of real-world complex systems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Impulsive systems
  • Neural Network
  • Coordination in complex networks
  • Switching systems
  • Discontinuous control system theory
  • Hybrid dynamical systems

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, 29 March 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 21 June 2013
Publication DateFriday, 16 August 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Tingwen Huang, Science Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar, P.O. Box 23874, Doha, Qatar

Guest Editors

  • Zhichun Yang, College of Mathematics Sciences, Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing, China
  • Chuandong Li, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China