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Dynamics of Neural Networks and Applications in Optimization

Call for Papers

In recent years, neural networks have been a subject of intense research activities due to their wide applications in different areas such as image processing, pattern recognition, associative memory, and combinational optimization. In practical engineering applications, it is crucial to be able to completely characterize the dynamical properties of neural networks via mathematical methods. Hence, the mathematics processing for the nonlinear dynamics of neural networks still possesses new challenges for researchers in the area.

The neural network approach has become an important mean to provide real-time solutions to some optimization problems, especially for large-scale problems. Compared with the classical optimization approaches, the prominent advantage of neural computing is that it can converge to the optimal solution rapidly, and this advantage motivates researchers to propose an efficient algorithm, which is based on the neural network approach for nonlinear programming problems.

The purpose of this special issue is to provide an opportunity for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to propose their latest theoretical and technological achievements in the analysis of nonlinear dynamics of neural networks and applications in solving optimization. All the submissions are expected to have original ideas and new approaches. Papers presenting newly emerging fields are especially welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Equilibrium analysis and state estimation of neural networks
  • Periodic solution, antiperiodic solution, almost periodic solution, and pseudo-almost periodic solution of neutral-type neural networks
  • Impulsive control of stochastic neural networks and fuzzy neural networks
  • Dynamical analysis of high-order neural networks
  • Synchronization, quasisynchronization, and antisynchronization of nonlinear coupled neural networks
  • Solving optimization problems arising in economy, society, and engineering via nonlinear neural networks

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, 27 December 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 21 March 2014
Publication DateFriday, 16 May 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Huaiqin Wu, College of Science, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, China

Guest Editors

  • Wei Bian, Department of Mathematics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
  • Qintao Gan, Department of Basic Science, Shijiazhuang Mechanical Engineering College, Shijiazhuang 050003, China
  • R. Raja, Ramanujan Centre for Higher Mathematics, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu 630 004, India